The Association's members include bookstores of all sizes, general or specialized for whom sale of books represents the principal activity. Today, the SLF is considered by other actors in the book sector and by public authorities as the representative union of the bookselling sector.
In addition to its representative function, the SLF's mission is to defend the moral and material interests of its members. Its action is based on the values of independence and promotion of cultural diversity as well as on the promotion of the work of booksellers. The latter must combine customer service, a varied and high-quality offer as well as the role of social and cultural mobiliser.
At the heart of its missions is the defense of the law of August 10, 1981 relating to the price of books, which has enabled the book market to develop thanks to both dense and varied distribution networks. This diversity of distribution channels makes it possible to guarantee the diversity of editorial creation by promoting its access to a large audience throughout the territory and over time.
On 24 January 2023, representatives of EIBF’s member organisations reunited once again during this year’s first EIBF international call. The quarterly call allows members to share insights, struggles and progress from their respective countries.
EIBF co-President Jean-Luc Treutenaere and EIBF Board members Anne Martelle and Nina Stavisky explore the opportunities and challenges on the French bookselling market in 2021
The European and International Booksellers Federation – EIBF – is delighted to announce that its former co-President, Jean-Luc Treutenaere, has been appointed for a second mandate starting as of mid-May.
EIBF is very happy to join its French Members in their warm congratulations to Françoise Nyssen, appointed Minister for Culture by President Emmanuel Macron.
L’Assemblée nationale a adopté aujourd’hui une loi visant à encadrer les conditions de la vente à distance de livres. Cette loi, qui doit maintenant être examinée par le Sénat, complétera la loi du 10 août 1981 sur le prix unique du livre.
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The French-German declaration of the 9th of September 2013 from Deutscher Kulturrat, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V., Syndicat national de l’édition and Syndicat de la Librairie Française. Below the text in German, French and English
Pour que vive l’exception culturelle française, pour que la diversité reste un droit, pour que chaque lecteur ait le choix de sa librairie numérique, les libraires défendent le principe de l’interopérabilité des systèmes liés au livre numérique.