European and International Booksellers Federation

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Mission statement

The European and International Booksellers Federation represents national booksellers associations in the European Union and beyond. EIBF Members in turn have in membership booksellers of all kinds: brick and mortar bookshops, online bookshops, independents, chains.

EIBF’s  mission is to further the interests of booksellers vis-à-vis the European institutions and other international organisations. EIBF provides decision makers with professional information about the role of booksellers as economic and cultural stakeholders and advocates for book-friendly policies, for the benefit of all readers.

By strengthening the link between booksellers’ associations from across Europe and worldwide, EIBF also fosters the exchange of best practice between its members and acts as a forum for discussion and cooperation between the representative bodies of booksellers throughout Europe and beyond.