Mission statement

The European and International Booksellers Federation represents national booksellers associations in the European Union and beyond. EIBF Members in turn have in membership booksellers of all kinds: brick and mortar bookshops, online bookshops, independents, chains.

EIBF’s  mission is to further the interests of booksellers vis-à-vis the European institutions and other international organisations. EIBF provides decision makers with professional information about the role of booksellers as economic and cultural stakeholders and advocates for book-friendly policies, for the benefit of all readers.

By strengthening the link between booksellers’ associations from across Europe and worldwide, EIBF also fosters the exchange of best practice between its members and acts as a forum for discussion and cooperation between the representative bodies of booksellers throughout Europe and beyond.

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EIBF Board Members

Please find below the EIBF Co-Presidents and Board Members.

Fabian Paagman

Fabian Paagman

Co-President

Owner of Paagman Boekhandels, the Netherlands

Jean-Luc Treutenaere

Jean-Luc Treutenaere

Co-President

President of the Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels (SDLC) and Director for External Affairs at Cultura, France

Jane Streeter

Jane Streeter

Board Member

Former President of the BA U.K & Ireland and owner of The Book Case, Lowdham, UK

Dr. Jessica Sänger

Dr. Jessica Sänger

Board Member

Director for European and International Affairs at the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, Germany

Mats Ahlstrom

Mats Ahlstrom

Board Member

President of the Svenska Bokhandlareforeningen and owner of Djursholms Bokhandeln, Sweden

Matthieu de Montchalin

Matthieu de Montchalin

Board Member

President of Alire, EIBF delegate for the Syndicat de la libraire française (SLF) and owner of L’Armitière, France

Meryl Halls

Meryl Halls

Board Member

Managing Director of the Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland, UK

Pierre Coursières

Pierre Coursières

Board Member

Board Member of the Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels (SDLC) and CEO of le Furet du nord, France

Sophie Saint-Marc

Sophie Saint-Marc

Board Member

Director of Alire, France

Trine Stensen

Trine Stensen

Board Member

CEO of the norske Bokhandlerforening, Norway

Our Team in Brussels

Our Team in Brussels

Get in touch with our Team in Brussels.

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Contact Julie at julie.belgrado@europeanbooksellers.eu.

Julie Belgrado
Director
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EU Affairs Officer
EU Affairs Officer
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Jasmina Kanuric
Communication Officer

Who we are and what we do

EIBF is a non-commercial European and International umbrella association representing national Booksellers’ Associations and Booksellers over the world. Through its member associations, EIBF speaks on behalf of more than 25,000 individual booksellers.

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The Co-Presidents

The European and International Booksellers Federation elected Fabian Paagman, CEO of Boekhandel Paagman in The Hague (NL) and Jean-Luc Treutenaere, President of the SDLC – Syndicat des distributeurs de produits culturels and Director of External Affairs at Cultura (FR) as EIBF Co-Presidents.