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.

The Team in Brussels:

Fran Dubruille, director





fran [at] europeanbooksellers [dot] eu (Fran Dubruille), Director 

viviane [at] europeanbooksellers [dot] eu (Viviane Vandemeulebroucke), Project Manager

Address: Rue de la Science 10, 1000 Brussels. Tel/fax: +32 2 223 49 40

The Executive Committee:

Vice-Presidents Dr. Kyra Dreher, Managing Director Retail Booksellers Committee, Boersenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, and Vice President in charge of legal affairs at EIBF together with Fabian Paagman, CEO of Paagman Boekhandel in the Hague and Board Member of the Koninklijke Boekverkopersbond, Vice-President in charge of digital affairs at EIBF  are overseeing the  interim period before the election  of the new President, due later in the year.

Vice-President Kyra Dreher

Vice President Legal Affairs: Kyra Dreher (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V., Germany). dreher [at] boev [dot] de (Contact)
"Our mission is to give booksellers a strong voice in the public sphere. Bookshops have an essential role in society as places of culture and in supporting learning and literacy. Our role is to continuously promote awareness of the beneficial role of bookshops among decision-makers at European level. We strive to ensure the best possible regulatory framework and business environment for the trade in a commodity of special cultural value."

Vice-President Fabian Paagman



Vice President Digital Affairs: Fabian Paagman (Koninklijke Boekverkopersbond, the Netherlands. fabian [at] paagman [dot] nl (Contact)

Treasurer: Olaf Winslow (Director of the Danish BA). olaf [at] bogpost [dot] dk (Contact)

Mats Ahlstrom (Swedish Booksellers Association). mats [dot] ahlstrom [at] djursholmsbokhandel [dot] se (Contact)

Juancho Pons (Bookseller in Spain - Libreria Pons). juancho [at] libreriapons-zaragoza [dot] com (Contact)

Tim Godfray (The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland Ltd., United Kingdom). tim [dot] godfray [at] booksellers [dot] org [dot] uk (Contact)

Davy Hanegreefs (Vereniging Vlaamse Boekverkopers - VVB, Belgium). davy [dot] hanegreefs [at] boek [dot] be (Contact)

Eric Hardin (Association des Librairies utilisatrices de Réseaux Electroniques - ALIRE, France). hardin [at] pave [dot] fr (Contact)

Trine Stensen (Den norske Bokhandlerforening, Norway). Trine [at] bokhandlerforeningen [dot] no (Contact)

Jean-Luc Treutenaere, to be confirmed in October 2013 (Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels - SDLC, France). jl [dot] t [at] cultura [dot] fr (Contact)

Vice-President Oren Teicher


EIBF Vice President for international affairs: Oren Teicher (American Booksellers Association, USA). oteich [at] bookweb [dot] org (Contact)


EIBF Asia Adviser: Yang Muzhi (Books and Periodicals Distribution Association of China). zrk [at] vip [dot] sina [dot] com (Contact)