Mission statement

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.

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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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julie.belgrado@europeanbooksellers.eu.

Julie Belgrado
Director

daniel.martínbrennan@europeanbooksellers.eu

Daniel Martín Brennan
EU Affairs Officer

jasmina.kanuric@europeanbooksellers.eu

Jasmina Kanuric
Communication Officer