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  

A New Era for Antitrust

On today's antitrust day of action, Molly Bond, Advocacy & Public Policy Manager at the American Booksellers Association, spotlights some of the recent work the association has been doing in this space

Booksellers united in solidarity with the Ukrainian people

Highlighting EIBF members' statements, appeals and actions supporting Ukraine  

Booksellers join the Bologna Children's Book Fair

In partnership with BBPlus and RISE Bookselling, EIBF hosts a group of international booksellers at this year's BCBF 2022 

Announcing RISE Bookselling

We're excited to announce a new training and network programme for booksellers and the wider bookselling industry   

Northern European Bookselling Markets in 2021: despite overall growth, bookshop sales numbers continue to lag behind

Analysing the preliminary sales figures from 2021, we take a closer look at four bookselling markets in the northern 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.