In this section, you will find EIBF opinion pieces, press releases, as well as an overview of most recent publications.

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RNL 2024

EIBF attends the 7th Rencontres nationales de la librairie in Strasbourg

EIBF attended the 7th edition of the Rencontres nationales de la librairie, in Strasbourg, France. Read our impressions below.
Day of European authors

EIBF at the Day of European Authors 2024

On 25-26 March 2024, EIBF attended the second annual Day of European Authors conference, held at the central art museum M Leuven in Leuven, Belgium.
EIBF Manifesto cover

EIBF proudly presents its 2024-2029 Manifesto ahead of the upcoming European Parliament elections

Following yesterday’s World Book Day, EIBF proudly unveils our new manifesto for the upcoming European legislative term of 2024-2029.
LPR vote

EIBF hails book exclusion from Late Payment Regulation in European Parliament position

Today, during the last plenary session of the current mandate, the European Parliament adopted its position on the proposal for a Late Payment Regulation, a file of crucial importance for the European book sector.
IPA and EIBF logos

EIBF and IPA concerned at freedom to publish limits of new Hong Kong Security Law

Following the adoption of the new Hong Kong Security Law on 19 March 2024, the International Publishers Association (IPA) and the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) are concerned at the limits this law will create on the freedom to publish in Hong Kong.

New RISE Study on Green Bookselling: Full report, useful tools and webinar registration

The European International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) is extremely proud to not only have organised yet another successful bookselling conference, but also to be able to have it as a stage on which to amplify gro
The EIBF team and board members posing in front of a screen.

Conference success repeated in Lisbon by EIBF led RISE Bookselling

After a dazzling debut conference last year in Prague, the EIBF led and organised RISE Bookselling Conference came back bigger and better this year, hosted at the iconic and picturesque Centro Cultural de Belém complex in Lisbon, Portugal.

EIBF disappointed with European Parliament IMCO Committee report on Late Payment Regulation

Today, the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee adopted its position on the proposal for a Late Payment Regulat

EIBF co-signs international statement calling for key freedoms to be respected

In recognition of the increasing efforts to restrict books, those who write them, publish them or make them available to readers, five organisations representing authors, publishers, booksellers and libraries worldwide have issued a joint international statement, calling for the freedom of expres

EIBF at the Guadalajara Book Fair

With the European Union as the Guest of Honour of the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico, EIBF was in attendance of Latin America’s largest book trade event. Keep reading to get a feel for the experience!

International book sector urges Sri Lankan Government to reconsider 18% VAT on imported books

The European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) and the International Publishers Association (IPA) have expressed their concern about the imposition of an 18% tariff on books imported into Sri Lanka.
Industry Insights E-commerce RISE Bookselling

New research paper on E-commerce platforms published by EIBF’s RISE Bookselling

Through RISE Bookselling, the three-year EU co-funded project run by EIBF, we have published a research paper that presents e-commerce platforms dedicated entirely to independent booksellers in three different countries: Libris in the Netherl