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 members share latest developments in bookselling all over the world

On 24 January 2023, representatives of EIBF’s member organisations reunited once again during this year’s first EIBF international call. The quarterly call allows members to share insights, struggles and progress from their respective countries.  

EIBF responds to EC consultation on French minimum delivery fee for books

In 2021, the French Parliament voted in favour of adopting the Darcos Law, which sets a minimum delivery fee of €3 for all online book purchases under €35.

EIBF welcomes agreement on EU Minimum Corporate Tax rate Directive

EIBF welcomes the EU’s green light to the long-awaited directive on a minimum corporate tax rate, which will ensure that large multinational corporations, such as Amazon, pay their fair share in taxes.  

EIBF unveils Freedom of Expression Charter after month-long campaign

On Human Rights Day, EIBF proudly presents its Freedom of Expression Charter, following a month-long campaign highlighting cases of book censorship around the world.  

European Union Prize for Literature celebrates the 2022 nominees in a dedicated event

On the evening of 6 December, the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) honoured all the authors nominated for the 2022 edition during a celebratory event, which took place at Flagey culture house in Brussels, Belgium.

EIBF presents Freedom of Expression Charter at 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair

Freedom of expression, alongside the freedom to publish and sell books is a key a priority for us at the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), and has been since our inception as an organisation representing the interests of the European and international bookselling community

Booksellers are key to the ecosystem of books, says Hazel Broadfoot, President of the Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland

Hazel Broadfoot, President of the Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland (BA) and owner-manager of Village Books in Dulwich, has kindly shared with us her speech presented at this year's BA Conference on 31 October 2022.

EIBF at the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair

Were you unable to attend this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair? Fear not! Let EIBF take you through all the highlights, best moments and main events from this year’s edition, so you won’t miss a thing. Keep reading!     Opening ceremony 

EIBF annual conference at Frankfurt Book Fair, 20 October, 9:15-12:00

After two years away from the fair grounds, EIBF is thrilled to invite you to a half day of exchanges, discussions and meetings with colleagues  

EIBF condemns attack on Salman Rushdie and Henry Reese

The European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) joins the wider book industry in condemning the horrible attack on author Salman Rushdie and City of Asylum co-founder Henry Reese.

Launch of the SDG 16 reading list

Discover the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Book Club recommendations on SDG16, focusing on peace, justice and strong institutions   SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

European Work Plan for Culture: taking stock and looking at the future

What's next for the European cultural and creative sector? EIBF director Julie Belgrado spotlights the priorities for the bookselling sector within the context of the EU's upcoming Work Plan for Culture 2023-26