The European and International Booksellers Federation represents national booksellers associations in the European Union and beyond. Our members in turn represent a variety of booksellers, including brick and mortar bookshops, online bookshops, independent bookshops, and chains. Through its member associations, we speak on behalf of more than 25,000 individual booksellers.
We believe bookshops are an integral part of local communities, providing access to literature and culture, contributing to financial sustainability in their areas, and helping to improve reading outcomes for all.
Our mission is to represent our members and their interests on a global platform, before the European institutions and other international organisations. We provide policymakers with professional information about the economic, cultural, and educational role booksellers play, and advocate for book-friendly policies, for the benefit of all readers.
By strengthening the link between booksellers associations from across Europe and worldwide, we foster the exchange of best practice between our members and provide a forum for discussion and cooperation between the representative bodies of booksellers throughout Europe and beyond.
EIBF Board Members
Please find below the EIBF Co-Presidents and Board Members.
President of the Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels (SDLC) and Director for External Affairs at Cultura, France
Vice-President in charge of International Affairs
Managing Director of the Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland, UK
Dr. Jessica Sänger
Director for European and International Affairs at the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, Germany
Matthieu de Montchalin
President of Alire, EIBF delegate for the Syndicat de la libraire française (SLF) and owner of L’Armitière, France