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

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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

Joint statement following European Parliament adoption of Digital Markets Act (DMA)

In light of today's positive vote on the Digital Markets Act (DMA) regulation during the European Parliament's plenary session, EIBF and FEP have issued a joint press release welcoming the adoption of this long-awaited regulation  

Paper shortage prevents printers from meeting rising demand

In this guest blog post, Secretary General of Intergraf Beatrice Klose explores the impacts of paper shortage on the wider book industry 

Twenty years on: Lessons in bookselling and survival

Nadia Wassef, one of the owners and co-founders of Diwan, Egypt’s first modern bookshop, has shared her industry experience in a keynote at the Sharjah International Booksellers Conference 2022

Exploring the Slovak book market

Peter Kačmár shares insights on bookshop stock curation and presentation from the perspective of Panta Rhei