New edition of EIBF Insights

Winter 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. 

EIBF: The voice of booksellers

The European and International Booksellers Federation is excited to reveal new logo and branding, highlighting the organisation’s commitment to its members and the sector 

LIBER: A joint effort to boost Swiss bookshops’ sales

Patrick Schneebeli, President of the LIBER Association, spotlights a recent initiative from the Swiss book trade: LIBER bookshop vouchers 

Despite challenges, French booksellers mark one of the best year in sales

EIBF co-President Jean-Luc Treutenaere and EIBF Board members Anne Martelle and Nina Stavisky explore the opportunities and challenges on the French bookselling market in 2021 

Launch of the SDG 15 reading list

Discover the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Book Club recommendations on SDG15, focusing on sustainably managing forests, combatting desertification, and reversing land degradation   SDG15: Life on Land

Central European Bookselling Markets: what we can learn from 2021 figures

Analysing the preliminary sales figures from the past 12 months, we take a closer look at nine bookselling markets in the central Europe 

EBF contribution to the European Green Paper on the Future of VAT

EBF believes that any reform of the VAT system should take into account the following principles:

Contribution of EBF to the consultation regarding the application of the Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights

Although booksellers are not usually the rights holders, they support the concept of the enforcement of copyright as passionately as authors and publishers. Furthermore, in reason of the shift to digitization and new digital business models, booksellers will de facto guarantee the proper enforcem

Copyright – EBF Statement of Principles

Although booksellers are not usually the rights holders, they support the concept of copyright as passionately as authors and publishers.

Joint EBF and FEP Contribution to the European Commission Consultation on the future EU Culture Programme

Joint EBF and FEP Contribution to the European Commission Consultation on the future EU Culture Programme

EBF Contribution to the Consultation on Future EU Culture Programme

In its contribution, EBF underlines that booksellers are both commercial entities, employing over half a million people in Europe, and cultural agents, providing the public with unbiased, reliable and informed advice and promoting literacy and reading – the funda

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CULTURAL FLAT RATE

A proposal to apply what its sponsors called a “cultural flat rate” was defeated recently in the European Parliament.