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

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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
Late Payment

EIBF Position on Late Payment Regulation Proposal

Last 12th September, the European Commission presented a proposal for a Regulation to combat late payment in commercial transactions.
2023 EIBF Conference

EIBF at the 75th Frankfurt Book Fair

EIBF is back from another -the 75th!- edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF). Keep reading to discover some of the highlights of our participation this year at the biggest book fair in the world. Opening ceremony 
Hemicycle Strasbourg

EIBF travels to Strasbourg for European Parliament September plenary

Last week, EIBF’s Policy Advisor, Daniel Martín Brennan, travelled to Strasbourg to follow the European Parliament’s plenary session in representation of the European bookselling sector.
European Parliament Strasbourg

EIBF welcomes today’s adoption of "The future of the European book sector" report at European Parliament plenary

This own-initiative report marks the first instance of the European Parliament addressing the needs of the book sector in 10 years
Creative Europe programme

EIBF co-signs letter with +70 organisations over proposed budget cuts to Creative Europe programme

At the start of September 2023, EIBF joined over 70 networks and organisations from across the cultural and creative sectors and industries (CCSIs) in a Culture Action Europe-led letter to express our concern and disappointment by the proposed budget cuts
EIBF Annual Conference 2023

Register now to attend the 2023 EIBF Annual Conference in Frankfurt!

Once again this year, EIBF is thrilled to invite you to a half day of exchanges, discussions and meetings with colleagues 

EIBF International Call highlights challenges and initiatives in global bookselling

During EIBF‘s latest international call, held on 15 May 2023, representatives from member associations gathered to discuss updates, challenges, and initiatives in bookselling across various countries. Read more to learn about the key takeaways from the call.
New research paper on Culture vouchers

New research paper on Culture vouchers to be published in July through EIBF project RISE Bookselling

Through RISE Bookselling, a three-year EU co-funded project run by the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), EIBF will publish a research paper investigating culture voucher schemes in four different European countries: Italy, France, Spain and Germany. This paper, to be published on July 10 2023, is the second volume in a series of research papers called Industry Insights. Read more about the Industry Insights research paper on culture vouchers below.

EIBF launches the 2022 report on Global Bookselling Markets

EIBF is pleased to announce the publication of the Global Bookselling Markets report for 2022, which explores current trends in the sector, analyses the impact of inflation on bookshops and highlights the different development paths they could take in the future.