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Book Trade Associations

Bookseller Trade Associations are very useful programs for both online and brick and mortar booksellers. They provide professional credibility in the antiquarian and used book selling world, as well as providing the participating booksellers with access to exclusive events and book fairs. Regional bookseller trade associations can offer a more immediate influence with an active community of booksellers familiar with the various idiosyncrasies of book selling in a particular area. There are also bookseller trade associations that focus on the type of collectible books sold; maps, antiquarian books, and ephemera, for example. Some trade associations focus specifically on the type of business, such as the independent-specific trade associations that help to educate, advocate, and support brick and mortar shops.

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Founded in 1900, the ABA is a not-for-profit organization devoted to meeting the needs of its core members of independently owned bookstores with retail storefront locations through advocacy, education, research, and information.

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ABDASC is made up of persons and businesses engaged in the selling of rare and out-of-print books. The Association fosters the appreciation and sales of antiquarian books, prints and manuscripts and promotes professio

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The Antiquarian Booksellers Association was founded in 1906, and is the oldest professional body of its kind in the world

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Since 1949, the ABAA has been promoting ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade in America.

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Established in 1966, the ABAC is the premier organization of professional antiquarian booksellers in Canada.

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The ANZAAB, which is affiliated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, was formed in 1977 with the object of promoting the standing, welfare, and growth of the local antiquarian book business.

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The book industry needs a strong and effective representative to act on its behalf in relation to issues that affect the industry as a whole. Helpful cooperation between organisations representing the various sectors of the industry is also vital; particu

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The Cascade Booksellers Association (CBA) is a non-profit association of professional retail book dealers in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association is dedicated to enhancing the business of buying and selling rare and unusual books, vintage photographs, antique maps and ephemera by promoting high standards of excellence in the industry.

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The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association is the second youngest of the 9 regional booksellers associations. It was formed in late 1989 as the Michigan Booksellers Association in response to censorship legislation in that state. It had its first

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IOBA is dedicated to maintaining and enforcing high ethical and professional standards for our member booksellers

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Promoting promote the professional trade in antiquarian, collectible maps and related books.

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ILAB federates 20 National Associations of Antiquarian Booksellers. It speaks for 20 national associations, 30 countries, and 2000 leading booksellers throughout the world.

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Several of the fine antiquarian, out-of-print, and collectible book stores in Las Vegas have revived the Craft Guild tradition to ensure that there will always be great bookstores in the Valley to meet the needs of our discriminating readers and collector

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The Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA) is a non-profit, professional organization of approximately 55 booksellers who deal in antiquarian, rare, collectible and used books, and related items. Members are from the Midwestern United States.

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NOBS is an association of book collectors, dealers, librarians, and others interested in promoting the production, preservation, collection, and sale of fine and antiquarian books, and the preservation and protection of the heritage of the printed word.

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PBFA was set up to provide provincial bookdealers with a shop window in London by holding a regular book fair. More than a quarter of a century on we have over 630 members and organise over 100 book fairs a year.

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RMABA is an organization of used and rare bookdealers in the Rocky Mountain West including Colorado, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming

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SABDA is the official body for out-of-print book dealers in Southern Africa.

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Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers is an expanded incarnation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers, which began in 1976. SNEAB has about 150 members from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We include generalists an

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Svenska Antikvariatfö reningen (SVAF), established in 1936, belongs to the five associations that met at the Preliminary Conference in Amsterdam in 1947

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TBA is comprised of professional booksellers, friends of the libraries, and other book-related organizations and businesses.

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The Ephemera Society of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to cultivate and encourage interest in ephemera and the history identified with it; to further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of ephemera by people of all ag

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IBOOKNET is a group of booksellers who wish to preserve their independence and provide a service to and maintain contact with their customers.

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Der Verband Deutscher Antiquare e.V. ist die ?Vereinigung von Buchantiquaren, Autographen- und Graphikhndlern?. Gegrndet wurde diese 1949 ? und 1960, und 1968.

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VABA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the antiquarian book trade in Vermont

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VABA is an organization of used, collectible, & antiquarian booksellers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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