Press & Trade Info

The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz expresses his strong support to the book trade

4 March 2015

The Federation of European Publishers and the European and International Booksellers Federation meet with Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

On the 25th of February 2015, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz met with a delegation of publishers and booksellers. Read more »

Books at which price? Study commissioned by the Norwegian Booksellers Association on fixed and free prices

3 March 2015

This study encompasses the publishing industry in 15 European countries. Nine of these countries have legislation that includes fixed book price (FBP) provisions while six countries have free price systems. In general, Continental Europe is regulated by fixed book price laws (FBPL). The countries that currently have free price systems are Sweden and Finland, which have had free prices since 1970 and 1971, respectively, Belgium from 1981, the United Kingdom from 1995 and Denmark since 2011. Read more »

Hashtags enter the bookstores

22 January 2015

Official launch of #mynextread campaign: LET'S INSPIRE EUROPE
Paris, 21.01.2015 Read more »

Le hashtag passe la porte des librairies

22 January 2015

Lancement officiel de la campagne #mynextread: INSPIRONS L'EUROPE
Paris, 21.01.2015

La fédération européenne des libraires, - EIBF - a présenté sa nouvelle campagne #mynextread à Paris. Read more »


8 January 2015

Je suis Charlie

The EIBF regards with horror the unspeakable attack perpetrated against Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

No words are strong enough to express EIBF's total condemnation of such an abominable crime against democracy and freedom of expression, principles that booksellers defend with the most vehement vigour in their daily professional practice. Read more »

Obituary to John McNamee

7 January 2015

John McNamee's funeral took place today in PortLaoise in the presence of a considerable crowd.

EIBF was represented by Françoise Dubruille, Director, and Tim Godfray, CEO of the Booksellers Association of the UK & Ireland, and Member of the EIBF Executive Committee.

John was born in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, and moved to the Republic of Ireland early on in his career. He opened his first bookshop in Portlaoise, Laois Educational Supplies, in 1986 and a branch in Newbridge in 1988. Read more »

Past President John McNamee passed away

5 January 2015

John McNamee

It is with deep sorrow that Kyra Dreher, Fabian Paagman and Jean-Luc Treutenaere, Co-Presidents of the European & International Booksellers Federation - EIBF - announce the sudden death, on 4.01.2015, of John McNamee, past President.

John Mc Namee was President of the European Booksellers Federation from 2005 to April 2014. Read more »

Décès de John McNamee

5 January 2015

John McNameeC'est avec un profond chagrin que Kyra Dreher, Fabian Paagman et Jean-Luc Treutenaere, co-présidents de l'European & International Booksellers Federation doivent vous annoncer le décès soudain, le 4 janvier 2015, de John McNamee, le précédent Président.

John McNamee a été président de l'EBF, European booksellers Federation, de 2005 à Avril 2014. Read more »

Les secteurs culturels et créatifs européens, générateurs de croissance

15 December 2014

Les Secteurs culturels et créatifs européens, générateurs de croissance - Décembre 2014

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