Launch of the SDG 11 reading list

The SDG Book Club helps children learn about the Sustainable Development Goals  SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

EIBF Webinar: Preparing for holiday sales

On Thursday, 5 November, we are hosting a webinar to foster exchange of best practices between booksellers in the lead up to the end of the year sales   

Towards a greener book sector

Throughout October we’re exploring options on how to make the book chain more environmentally friendly   

A decisive first step towards fair competition in the digital world

The European and International Booksellers’ Federation (EIBF) welcomes and celebrates yesterday’s positive vote and approval of several reports on the upcoming Digital Services Act (DSA) at the Euro

Culture and creative industry calls for support for InvestEU

As the EU’s flagship investment programme InvestEU faces severe cuts, 26 organisations from the cultural and creative sector urge the EU to ensure cultural and creative businesses will benefit from appropriate level of support    

The European Union Prize for Literature 2020 Ceremony goes online

The EUPL 2020 ceremony to be help online later in the year due to health risk connected to the Coronavirus pandemic  

When local bookshops close, more people give up reading

Many consumers don't rush to buy books online; they simply choose other activities instead of reading, write Georg Götz, Daniel Herold, Jan Thomas Schäfer and Phil-Adrian Klotz  

How bookshops are helping with isolation

"In uncertain times, few spaces feel more comforting than a bookshop. It feels especially painful that during this global pandemic, bookshops – at least physically – have become increasingly out of bounds." Clare Thorpe explores how booksellers are dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

SLF press release following bookstore protests in France

Bookshops must remain safe spaces for debate

Independent bookstores are milestones of civilization

American novelist Douglas Kennedy spoke about the importance of independent bookstores for improving education outcomes for children and adults alike in a recent interview with ActuaLitté.

Infographics: The e-Book Sales Process

In a series of infographics, we will try to shed some light on the more technical elements of bookselling.

E-book sales: Booksellers’ Perspective

In a series of infographics, we will try to shed some light on the more technical elements of bookselling.


There is nothing more important for everyone in the book industry than to continually broaden consumer access to books – in whatever format readers choose. In a world that is changing rapidly – all of us – authors, publishers, booksellers, distributors, agents, librarians, etc.

Infographics: e-Book Sales Profit Margins

In a series of infographics, we will try to shed some light on the more technical elements of bookselling. This chart illustrates the average profit for e-book sales when all expenses have been paid.

Geo-blocking: EIBF & FEP reiterate their request to exclude non-audiovisual copyright-protected content from the scope of the regulation

Recent developments in the discussions around the proposed Geo-blocking Regulation in the European Parliament committees are a cause for great concern for the book industry. In a joint letter sent by EIBF & FEP to all IMCO MEPs, the book industry reiterates its request to exclude non-audiovis

The American Booksellers Association supports freedom to publish controversial books

Amid the strong controversy that currently surrounds Milo Yiannopoulos and the calls for boycotting his book, the American Booksellers Association (ABA) joined the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and other free speech a