EIBF joins the Sharjah international booksellers conference

Communications Advisor Jasmina Kanuric spotlights the new trends in bookselling at a two-day event 

European book pricing: How much do you know?

Booklovers are always on the hunt for good books, often thinking they are priced differently depending on where they buy them. However, this isn’t always the case: it varies greatly from one country to another.

New edition of EIBF Insights

Spring 2022 edition of EIBF Insights now available Welcome to a new edition of EIBF Insights, our quarterly newsletter dedicated to sharing news from the EIBF world and the wider bookselling industry.

National recovery and resilience plans – how do they help booksellers?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, national economies across the world have been severely hit by ongoing lockdowns and restrictions. Many sectors, including the cultural sector, have been jeopardized by the crisis and are only now starting to recover.

European Union Prize for Literature announces the 2022 winner and special mentions

The European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) recognises emerging fiction writers from the European Union and beyond.

Updated EU VAT rules: as little as 0% VAT for printed books and e-books

EIBF warmly welcomes ECOFIN’s adoption of updated EU VAT rules, which allow for reduced, super-reduced and even 0% VAT rates for printed books and e-books  

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

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