Currently at STEIN

13th June 2024

Faires / Events

The Stein Media Group as part of the global community: Coupa Inspire 2024!

Coupa Inspire 2024 EMEA took place from June 4 - 6 at the Austria Center in Vienna.
Cross-industry experts in finance, procurement, supply chain, IT and treasury, international speakers and lots of innovative input shaped the event. The use of AI-supported solutions to increase efficiency and reduce risks were among the core topics.
Coupa offers transformation opportunities for companies and various processes to integrate new approaches to business performance, profitability and growth.
Highlights included keynotes, breakout sessions and special networking opportunities where attendees could learn from best practices and success stories from the Coupa community.

11th June 2024

Faires / Events

Mediengruppe Stein at BiblioCon 2024 in the Congress Center Hamburg

Of course, we were also represented at this year's BiblioCon with our channel LIBRARIES. Librarians and information professionals met at the Congress Center Hamburg from June 4 to 7 under the motto

We wanted to make our contribution in the areas of education, knowledge transfer, reading and the promotion of democracy and presented our library services. Annette Fürhoff, Thorsten Kasuch and Oliver Mätzel were on site and held many open discussions.
The integration of Massmann into the media group attracted a great deal of interest, but topics such as open access (licensing models, financing, administrative costs in the libraries, etc.) and the new FOLIO library management system were also discussed intensively.

9th April 2024

STEIN Expansion

Our portfolio in the library business is expanding!

Since 01.04.2024 we welcome Massmann GmbH. Based in Hamburg, Massmann is our second location in the Hanseatic city alongside ims.
The company was founded in 1989 by the booksellers Dorothea and Kay Massmann in Hamburg and has since been exclusively responsible as a family-run company for corporate customers as well as university and research libraries in German-speaking countries. The company specializes in the procurement of monographs from national and international publishers. The range of services also includes a large journal department and the licensing of e-books (via Proquest e-Book Central and the publishers) and databases.
With the acquisition of Massmann GmbH, we are expanding our portfolio in the library business. Many years of experience and great commitment characterize the quality of the bookshop. The professional service is reflected in various features:
  • Fast and effective response to changes in the procurement and sales market
  • Online status reports on current orders and subscriptions
  • the flexible Massmann Approval Plan
  • the takeover of outsourcing projects


We are delighted to welcome our Massmann colleagues to our media group and look forward to an exciting year and continued successful collaboration.

14th March 2024

new products

New addition to the Mediapool - the newspapers and magazines of Forum Verlag are now available!

Forum Verlag produces, among others, "Der Brandschutzbeauftragte", "Infodienst Datenschutz für Praktiker", "QM-PRAXIS in der Pflege", "Quartier - Fachmagazin für den urbanen Wohnungsbau", "Zeitschrift Zoll.Export".
These magazines are now available in the Mediapool.
The Mediapool is a cross-publisher and cross-title e-paper reader which, as a pure B2B offering, provides a platform for reading newspapers, general-interest magazines and trade journals. More than 500 titles can be read on a subscription basis.
Are you interested in a MediaPool account to enjoy a selection of over 700 titles?

Find out more here. 

Or contact our customer service at: +49 (0) 40 / 23 51 33-214

16th January 2024

STEIN Expansion

New addition to the channel: Law!

SinceJanuary 1, 2024 Deubner Medien belongs to Stein media group. Our location radar has thus expanded to include Cologne. This acquisition expands the area of law.
Deubner Medien can look back on more than 200 years of company history. The Cologne-based company was initially run purely as a specialist bookshop and was expanded in 1998 by Managing Director Kay Deubner to include the specialist book service of the same name. In 2014, the company was finally renamed DEUBNER MEDIEN in order to present itself as a digital and future-oriented company.
Our product portfolio of our law channel is thus growing from traditional print media to online databases, e-books, seminars and webinars.
The ongoing expansion of MGS is heading towards the goal of becoming one of the leading providers in the specialist information trade. We now have 16 locations within Germany and four international locations in the USA, Norway, France and Turkey.

27th November 2023

new products

Welcome to the MediaPool! The magazine Wirtschaftsjournalist:in is now available for you!

Wirtschaftsjournalist:in, the magazine for financial and business journalists, PR managers and analysts, has a circulation of more than 5,000 copies and reaches more than 8,000 readers six times a year.
It contains the latest information for the fields of financial and business journalism, investor relations and PR work for commercial enterprises in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The main topics include significant company analyses and evaluations, which indicate the respective values such as investor, customer and employee trust. The influence of business journalists on the stock market price of companies also plays a key role, as financial and business journalists have a certain position of power that ultimately determines the success or failure of a company.
They report critically and sharpen the senses when it comes to the responsible use of the learnings and expertise of business experts. This is how they decide whether to report on the companies and firms at all.
Are you interested in a MediaPool account to enjoy a selection of over 700 titles?
Find out more at:
Or contact our customer service at: +49 (0) 40 / 23 51 33-214

7th November 2023

Faires / Events

With F. Delbanco at this year's ANKOSLink International Conference in Antalya!

The ANKOSLink International Conference will take place from 20.11 - 23.11.2023 in Antalya, Turkey. Over 500 participants and around 60 companies will come together to exchange ideas at the most important event in the country's publishing and library sector.
National and international university and public libraries, information professionals, academics, publishers and information and technology companies come together to discuss problematic issues and useful solutions in the library and publishing sector.
AnkosLink is regarded as a dynamic platform for this, tracking current developments in the world of publishing and libraries through trade fairs and academic programs.
We look forward to welcoming you at our stand A2!

6th November 2023

new products

SAP Press Books: Now available in our ciando store!

SAP PRESS books contain expert knowledge for well-founded decisions, successful projects and optimized work with the complete SAP system. In the e-books, know-how from recognized experts is presented in a comprehensive, up-to-date and clear manner.
With first-hand SAP knowledge, you are supported step by step in the migration, development and expansion of the SAP system. In doing so, one acquires the handling of the relevant standard tools in order to get started with the respective projects.
To expand your knowledge of intelligent technologies such as SAP Internet of Things, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence, you can use the practical manuals, in which you can find everything about core technologies for Industry 4.0.

6th November 2023

new products

New addition to our media pool: the ATZ – Automotive Technology Magazine

As the leading international technology magazine for decision-makers in automotive development, the magazine has been presenting future-oriented solution concepts for more than 120 years.
In addition, it provides the latest information for engineers' day-to-day work processes involving the entire vehicle - for chassis as well as bodywork, lighting technology, air conditioning or thermal management.
The Mediapool is a cross-publisher and cross-title e-paper reader which, as a pure B2B offering, provides a platform for reading newspapers, general-interest magazines and trade journals. More than 500 titles can be read on a subscription basis.

28th August 2023

Faires / Events

RA EXPO - The law firm trade fair for lawyers and employees on October 24th, 2023 in Cologne

With our expertise in law, business and taxes, we will be available for you at the RA EXPO in Cologne on October 24th, 2023.
Our specialist colleagues from Semdoc, Solon and T. Hector are pleased to provide you with information and answer any questions you may have about our RWS channel. Topics such as organization, recruiting, law firm marketing, software, digitization, training and IT that affect the law firm are covered.
We look forward to seeing you at booth 105!

24th August 2023

Faires / Events

Meet us at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse from October 18th to 22nd, 2023!

The Stein media group will be present for you at this year's Europe's largest fair for books.

Experience our variety of channels on site and learn more about our e-products, interdisciplinary, digital services and solutions, efficient online platforms and us as a specialist in corporate customer business, mail order and intermediate book trade and in B2C logistics, especially for publishers - and online shops.

You can expect readings, lots of giveaways, authors, publishers from all over the world and cultural, political and literary debates, among other things. This year's guest of honor is the country of Slovenia with its breathtaking nature and literary tradition.

We look forward to seeing you at booth 4.0 G6!

22nd August 2023

Faires / Events

For more efficiency in processes!

Free swimming at the MAWI Forum in Leipzig on September 21, 2023

Effective procurement processes are very important to us. We look forward to welcoming you to this year's MAWI Forum 2023 in Leipzig, which is about reducing time-consuming capacity wasters in strategic purchasing.

Concrete approaches to process analysis as well as innovative solution proposals for optimization modules are presented.

Through direct and informative exchange, we look forward to looking at value-added processes and swimming free from inefficient C-parts processes.

We look forward to seeing you at booth 1!

19th July 2023

Libraries: STO - Autumn 2023

Our new Standing Order book lists for autumn 2023

are available now.

The new STO collections for autumn 2023 are now available for download as PDF.
You can access the book lists at the following link:
You have already received the access data by email. If not, please contact

19th July 2023

Fairs / Events (Review)

Procurement Summit 2023 in Hamburg:
New ideas for diversity and digitization in procurement

The STEIN media group was at the Procurement Summit in Hamburg from June 21-22, 2023.

We can look back on a successful event with many new contacts and an intensive exchange with purchasing decision-makers and experts from other industries.
A variety of lectures and discussions stimulated new approaches. We were particularly impressed by the emphasis on digitization and its fundamental importance for procurement. The networking events were ideal for deepening existing relationships and forging new partnerships.

19th July 2023

Fairs / Events (Review)

Highlights of the Coupa Inspire 2023 in London

This year's Coupa Inspire at London's ExCel once again proved to be a value-added event for the entire community.
Opportunities to improve performance and social procurement were strongly discussed, and it turned out that these aspects influence each other.
Among other things, attendees enjoyed a talk by British astronaut Tim Peake on the limitless potential of a team, where trust and community play a key role. They are considered a prerequisite for overcoming barriers to create space for innovation to improve performance.
In addition to the exciting and enriching lectures and acquaintances, we as the Stein media group were also able to enjoy a special surprise. We were recognized as the winner of the Partner Connect Awards EMEA 2023 in the Coupa Advantage category.

23rd May 2023

STEIN Expansion / Public Relations

The A. Stein'sche Mediengruppe opens a location in Turkey/Istanbul

A. Stein'sche Mediengruppe GmbH is continuing to expand. After the takeover of PieperMedia GmbH, this time managing director Alexander Stein drew attention to himself on an international level and set up a branch in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul.
The Lüneburg library service provider F. Delbanco GmbH, part of the media group since 2022, is to further consolidate its 75-year cooperation with Turkish institutions. In addition to state and national libraries, the customer portfolio also includes ministries and universities. At the beginning, international cooperation initially existed with public and national libraries as well as with the government institution Grand National Assembly of Turkey. This has been expanded to include private library facilities over the years. Delbanco now serves around 50% of Turkey's libraries and universities.
The main contact person in the branch will be Mrs. Hacer Çimen. The librarian, HR and quality manager draws on more than 30 years of professional experience and forms the link between Delbanco and Turkish customers.
With F. Delbanco, JSW, LSL, Ciando and Piepermedia, the Stein media group covers a wide range of library services both nationally and internationally. In addition to e-books, international specialist information and audio books, this also includes procurement processes and tools for processing digital media.

23rd May 2023

Product announcement

LeLe becomes NELE - the e-learning-platform for educational institutions of all kinds

The former e-learning platform LeLe (Teaching and Learning) will be renamed NELE (Network Learning).

NELE offers a digital and location-independent learning opportunity for educational institutions of all kinds, which is sustainably supported by learning concepts such as e-learning and blended learning.

An intuitive, user-friendly and mobile-compatible interface ensures that courses are individually designed.

The comprehensive and dynamic range of tools promotes digital skills and subject-related education. The diverse STEIN factory also offers specialist literature and e-procurement solutions.

NeLe is the optimal solution for efficient learning, whereby organisation, implementation and interaction can be realized both online and on site.

The new design is now being implemented gradually in all channels.

10th May 2023

STEIN Expansion

PieperMedia from Munich joins the media group

PieperMedia GmbH has been part of our corporate family since 01.04.2023. Similar to Stein, it all started with a stationary bookshop - "Buchhandlung Rudolf Pieper GmbH". Since 2015, the business fields have been expanded under the current company name "PieperMedia GmbH". 

"PieperMedia GmbH" - international and traditional - looks back on a company history of more than 40 years. They offer their national and international customers from administration, industry and business as well as schools, universities, libraries and authorities comprehensive service and professional know-how.  

By moving into the offices of "ciando GmbH", Alexander Stein is focusing on overarching cooperation as well as bundling the locations. The e-book service provider ciando has been part of the corporate group since 2022. 

2nd May 2023

Fairs / Events (02 - 05/05/2023)

The media group STEIN at the largest specialist congress for libraries in Austria

From 2nd to 5th May 2023, the largest specialist congress will take place for the first time in Innsbruck, Austria.
The Association of Austrian Librarians and the Library Association of Austria organize the event for employees of scientific and public libraries, students of library and information management as well as for information professionals in government offices and in the private sector.
This convention is an opportunity to make personal contacts and to present yourself as a company in times of digital change and the rapid procurement of information.
More than 80 companies present their products and services related to libraries. Publishers and book trade, library needs, library furnishings and equipment, software and IT solutions for libraries come together with around 500 participants from over 70 libraries and information areas to exchange views on the latest developments in the IT, information and equipment market.

18th April 2023


A. Stein'sche Buchhandlung rated as an A-supplier!

Mercateo is Europe's leading B2B procurement platform for business customers and ensures professional supplier management.

The IT company was founded in Munich in 2000 and is active in over 14 European countries. Suppliers and buyers conduct commercial transactions on the Mercateo platform. However, Mercateo itself does not have any warehouses.

Items are delivered directly from the supplier to the customer on behalf of Mercateo. The supplier is therefore responsible for punctual and damage-free delivery.

Mercateo always has high expectations of its partners, which the A. Stein'sche Buchhandlung happily fulfils.

Once a year, Mercateo evaluates the suppliers according to the ABC classification. The proportion of A-suppliers is very small, the majority of suppliers are in the C-parts area.

The following criteria were highlighted:

1. Logistics
2. Conditions
3. Content quality / quantity
4. Operational
5. Technical

We are particularly pleased with the evaluation of the operational area, as we received a particularly good rating for our customer service.

15th March 2023

Awards / Certifications

IMS complies with sustainability strategies and has been certified by DNK (German Sustainability Code).

IMS (International Media Service) was certified by DNK (German Sustainability Code) for fulfilled sustainability strategies. The DNK supports the development of a sustainability strategy and provides an introduction to sustainability reporting.

More information about the DNK as well as its services and sustainability criteria can be found on the website: 

oder in der DNK-Erklärung unter dem Reiter “Download”:

20th February 2023


Exclusive distribution rights for online tool Virtual Human Body and anatomy tool Visible Body

The Virtual Human Body is an interactive online tool for healthcare schools, allowing them to study the human body from skin to bone. Developed by QA-International, a Canadian company based in Québec.

The Visible Body anatomy tool is designed for physicians and medical students and provides multi-layered anatomy and physiology content to customers worldwide, accessible via tablet, smartphone or laptop.

The Stein media group has exclusive distribution rights of both online tools for the care market.

20th February 2023

Libraries: Standing Order Collection - Spring 2023

MAB-2 catalog data for spring 2023 now available

In addition to the title lists for the Spring 2023 Standing Order Collection, the MAB-2 catalog data is also now available for download.
To do this, select your library system on the download page and click either "Standing Order" or "Special Offer" (media packages) in the drop-down menu.


20th February 2023

location news

Office in Munich redesigned

Our location in Munich has been remodeled and now offers a separate office for our IT department and accounting department. The partner management and the support department are also pleased to have their own office facilities. Space has been created with additional workstations for our remote colleagues. The recently furnished conference room completes the renovation.