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:

the European and International Booksellers Federation elected Dr. Kyra Dreher, Managing Director of the Retail Booksellers Committee, Boersenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (DE), 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 (F)  as  Co-Presidents of the EIBF

Vice-President Kyra Dreher

Co-President: 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


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


Co-President: Jean-Luc Treutenaere, President of the SDLC - Syndicat des distributeurs de produits culturels and Director of External Affairs at Cultura (F). jl [dot] t [at] cultura [dot] fr (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)

Matthieu  de Montchalin, owner of "L'armitière" in Rouen (F) and President of the French Booksellers Association (SLF). montchalin [at] armitiere [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)

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

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

Jane Streeter (From June 2015), owner of The Book Case,  Lowdham, UK,  and former President of the BA U.K & Ireland

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)