About RISE Bookselling

‘Resilience, Innovation and Sustainability for the Enhancement of Bookselling’

Our mission

Upscaling, reinforcing and maximising the capacity and resilience of the European bookselling sector. By participating in trainings and events booksellers and bookselling professionals will be able to acquire skills, tools and resources to ensure they are properly equipped to support the ongoing transformation of the bookselling sector.

Who can participate in
RISE activities?

Activities are dedicated to booksellers and professionals working in our sector. All of our activities are open to network members and their members.


Why join RISE Bookselling activities?


Obtain sector-specific training in various areas, from sustainable practices to building diverse and inclusive bookshop communities


Participate in bookselling exchanges and international conferences


Support research and advocacy initiatives to the benefit of the whole bookselling sector


How to take part

We’re helping bookshops innovate and stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies to ensure their long-term success

Thematic webinars and trainings
Develop your skills in different areas, such as sustainability and diversity in our sector

Booksellers Exchange Programme
Host and visit bookseller colleagues from all over the world

RISE Bookselling Conference
Sign up to updates and book your slot

Support advocacy outreach campaigns
Highlighting the importance of the book sector with stakeholders at local and regional level

International trade events
Frankfurt Book Fair, Rencontres nationales de la librairie or Bologna Book Fair

Industry Insight reports
Download and read free whitepapers


Advisory committees

Three RISE Bookselling Advisory Committees help coordinate and implement specific activities. They are:

• Advisory committee on networking
• Advisory committee on training and events
• Advisory committee on sector representation

The committees are formed by 3-5 members, including representatives from EIBF’s board, representatives from network members, booksellers and members of the RISE project team.

Our network members and partners

AUSTRALIA: Australian Booksellers Association
BELGIUM: EIBF | Ici sont les lions 
BULGARIA: Асоциация Българска книга
CANADA: Canadian Independent Booksellers Association - CIBA | Nooroongji Books

FINLAND: Kirjakauppaliitto
FRANCE: Association des Librairies Informatisées & utilisatrices de Réseaux Electroniques – ALIRE | Syndicat de la Librairie Française – SLF | Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels – SDLC | Shakespeare and Company
GERMANY: Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels
GUATEMALA: Sophos Librería
IRELAND: Bookselling Ireland
ITALY: Italian Booksellers Association - ALI | Hoepli International Bookstore

LATVIA: Latvijas Grāmattirgotāju asociācija | Grāmatnīcas Jānis Roze

LUXEMBOURG: Fédération luxembourgeoise des Libraires | Librairie Ernster
Koninklijke Boekverkopersbond – KbB

NEW ZEALAND: Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand
NORWAY: Den norske Bokhandlerforeningen
PORTUGAL: Associação Portuguesa de Editores e Livreiros – APEL | Rede de Livrarias Independentes – RELI
ROMANIA: Cărturești | Librăria La Două Bufniţe
SLOVAKIA: Združenie vydavateľov a kníhkupcov Slovenskej republiky – ZVKS
SRI LANKA: Ceylon Booksellers Importers and Exporters Association
SPAIN: Confederación Española de Gremios y Asociaciones de Libreros – CEGAL
SWEDEN: Svenska Bokhandlareföreningen
SWITZERLAND: Schweizer Buchhandels- und Verlags- Verband – SBVV
UNITED KINGDOM: The Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland | Gardners | Nielsen Book
UNITED STATES: American Booksellers Association – ABA |
Ingram Content Group

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