Launch of the SDG 12 reading list

The SDG Book Club helps children learn about the Sustainable Development Goals  SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

EIBF welcomes the European Commission’s Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act

The legislative package is the Commission's newest and biggest effort yet to regulate US tech giants that operate in the EU, including Amazon.

In the lead up to December: buy early, buy local

As the end of the year approaches, we are highlighting initiatives calling for gift shopping that supports local businesses and communities 

EIBF submits contribution to Postal Services Directive public consultation

EIBF submits a contribution to the European Commission’s Postal Services Directive public consultation.

EIBF lends its voice to European cultural and creative sectors calling for help

EIBF co-signs three letters to the European institutions asking for sustainable recovery plan for culture   

As Amazon.se launches in Sweden, EIBF reminds of the importance of a level playing field

EIBF calls for a level playing field for booksellers, as Amazon enters the Nordics

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).