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  

EIBF contribution to open EU Commission consultations

We submitted EIBF’s contribution to the consultations on the Digital Services Act and the New Competition Tool  

“Engagement with readers improves the resilience of bookselling sector”

Spotlighting Coronavirus recovery at recent international book conference in Moscow   

GEO-BLOCKING: THE MUSIC AND BOOKSELLING INDUSTRIES CALL FOR COPYRIGHT PROTECTED WORKS TO BE KEPT OUTSIDE THE REGULATION ON GEO-BLOCKING

Following MEP Thun’s report on geo-blocking, EIBF and the European Association of Independent Music Companies Association (

Creativity Works! welcomes the Opinion of the CULT Committee on the Geo-Blocking Regulation

Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education overwhelmingly voted in favour of Maltese MEP Therese Comodini Cachia’s Draft Opinion yesterday.

EIBF press release on the ECJ judgment regarding e-Lending

The EIBF – European & International Booksellers Federation – has taken note of the judgment handed down by the ECJ with the greatest concern.

Public consultation on reduced VAT rates for electronic publications – EIBF Contribution

Between the 25th of July and the 19th of September, the European Commission conducted a consultation under the title “reduced VAT rates for electronically supplied publications”, since these publications are still taxed at a standard VAT rate compared to printed books and newspapers which can enj

PETITION FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: #FreeWordsTurkey – THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT AND THE EU COMMISSION MUST TAKE A STAND ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN TURKEY

The German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.), the PEN Centre Germany (PEN-Zentrum Deutschland) and Reporters Without Borders (Reporter ohne Grenzen e.V.) call on the German federal government and the EU Commission to make an uncompromising co

LA CAPITALE MONDIALE DU LIVRE 2018 NOMMEE PAR L’UNESCO CE 22 JUIN 2016 – EIBF REITERE L’IMPORTANCE NON NEGOCIABLE DE LA LIBERTE D’EXPRESSION

C’est ce 22 juin 2016 que l’UNESCO devrait dévoiler le nom de la ville désignée Capitale mondiale du livre 2018 ; un choix qui devrait tenir compte des recommandations de l’association internationale des éditeurs (IPA) et la fédération internationale des associations de libraires (IFLA).