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Creative and innovative solutions by bookshops and booksellers associations – EIBF Conference, 09.30-12.30, Thursday 11.10.18

Frankfurt Book Fair, Tulip Lounge, Hall 5.1

For the third year in a row, the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) invites you to meet with key stakeholders in the bookselling industry. Shortened this year to a half-day event, the EIBF conference aims at sharing innovative experiences and examples of best practices which one can bring home and apply in one’s own country/shop. Bookseller or trade association? Do not wait to join this very unique conference, where you will have an exclusive opportunity to discuss business trends and developments.

Attendance is free, however upon registration only

Download the provisional programme here

Click here to register and fill in the online form

Presentations made at the EIBF Conference in Frankfurt, 12/10/2016

The second edition of the EIBF conference “Creative and Innovative Solutions by Bookshops and Booksellers Associations” took place in Frankfurt on 12.10.2017 and gathered a total of about 60 participants. This year again, many fascinating presentations were made and a wide range of topics was covered.

You can find the slides of all these presentations in PDF format below:

  1. Susanne König’s Keynote (USA),
    Executive Director of “Powerhouse” and “Powerhouse on 8th”, Recipient of the Bookseller Prize of the German Book Office New York
  2. The best things I have done in my bookshop
    1. Pierre Coursières (France), CEO of “Le Furet du Nord”
    2. Daniel Lager (Germany), owner of “Bücherstube Fuhlsbüttel” and “Bücherstube am Kronstieg”
    3. Jane Streeter (UK), owner of the “Bookcase”, past President of the Booksellers Association of the UK & Irelan
    1. The best things my Booksellers Association has done

      1. Sveinung Råmundal (Norway), owner of “Kviteseid Bookshop”, Board member of the Norwegian Booksellers Association
      2. Nadezhda Mikhaylova (Russia), General Director of “Moscow Book House”, President of the Association of Book Distributors of Independent States
      3. Joel Becker (Australia), CEO of the Australian Booksellers Association – video presentation
      4. Jakub Petr (Czech Republic), owner of “Knihkupectiví Papyrus”, Czech Booksellers & Publishers Association
      5. Mats Ahlström (Sweden), owner of “Djursholms Bokhandel”, President of the Swedish Booksellers Association

EIBF conference “Creative and Innovative Solutions by Bookshops and Booksellers Associations” at Frankfurt Book Fair on 12 October 2017 with special guest Alain Mabanckou

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Please note that registration on www.eibf-booksellers.org (upcoming events sections) is compulsory before Friday, 6 October 2017.

For more information: fran@europeanbooksellers.eu. T + 32 475 40 32 34

For registration click here.

To view the pre-final programme click here.

To view the updated version of the pre-final programme click here

Creative and innovative solutions by bookshops and booksellers associations – EIBF Conference, 10.00-17.00, Thursday 12.10.17, (followed by AGM for members)

Frankfurt Book Fair, Tulip Lounge, Hall 5.1

Join the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) and meet key stakeholders in the bookselling industry. Exchange insights with them on trends and developments in your business. Bookseller or trade association? Do not wait to join this very unique one-day conference, where you will have an exclusive opportunity to share experiences and examples of best practices.

Attendance is free, however upon registration only

Please note that the programme below is only a provisional programme. Therefore it may be subject to change

Click here to register and fill in the online form

Click here to download the provisional programme

Click here to download the updated version of the pre-final programme

THE LONDON BOOK FAIR IS LOOKING FOR THE BEST BOOKSHOP OF 2016

Following last year’s success, The London Book Fair is once again looking for nominations for the best bookstore of the past year in the world (but outside the United Kingdom). Last year saw Australian store “Readings” take the Prize, but they will face a tough challenge this year on defending their title.

If you are a bookseller or just have a bookshop that is very close to your heart, nominate the store to win valuable prizes as well as invaluable publicity.

You can submit your applications here

 

 

Presentations made at the EIBF Conference in Frankfurt, 20/10/2016

There has been many fascinating presentations made at this year’s EIBF conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair on a wide range of topics. You can find the slides of all these presentations in PDF format below:

  1. Jan Orthey’s Keynote
  2. The Best thing I did for my Bookshop this year
    1. Rosamund de la Hey (UK), owner of “The Mainstreet Trading Company”
    2. Maria Hamrefors (SWE), CEO of “Akademikbokhandeln”
    3. Philippa Duffy (NZ), General Manager of the “Otago University Bookshop”
    4. Patricia Genat (AUS), CEO of “ALS Library Services
  3. Best practices in book distribution
    1. José Manuel Anta & Juancho Pons (ESP), Managing director of FANDE & The President of the Spanish Booksellers Association
    2. Klaus Renkl (GER), Business Development, ePublishing/Tolino
    3. Nana Lohrengel (ITA), General Secretary, Umberto and Elisabetta Mauri Foundation
  4. The best thing my BA did last year
    1. Tim Godfray (UK) & Jane Streeter, CEO of the Booksellers Association of the U.K. and Ireland & the owner of “The Bookcase”
    2. Oren Teicher (US), CEO of the American Booksellers Association
    3. Juancho Pons (ESP), President of the Spanish Booksellers Association
    4. Alex Schade (NL), Sales Director, “The Dutch Book Token”

Creative and innovative solutions by bookshops and Booksellers Associations – EIBF Conference, 10.00-18.00, Thursday 20.10.16

Frankfurt Book Fair, Tulip Lounge, Hall 5.1

Join  the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) and  meet key stakeholders in the  bookselling industry. Exchange insights with them on trends and developments in your business. Bookseller or trade association? Wholesaler or distributor? Do not wait to join this very unique one-day conference, where you will have an exclusive opportunity to share experiences and examples of best practices.

Click here to register and fill in the online form

Click here to download the programme