Australian Booksellers Association

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ABA Vision

 Australia's booksellers are a commercially thriving industry, profiting from technological advances and participating as relevant community parties.

 ABA Mission

ABA is Australia's industry organisation for booksellers, providing advocacy, training, partnerships and commercial benefits to members. Objectives and Structure of the Association The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) protects and promotes the interests of all booksellers in Australia. The Association has its origins in state associations formed early in the 20th century, which later amalgamated into a federal association.

In 1985 the Association was incorporated in Victoria and now acts as the national body representing Australian booksellers. Members range from small independent bookshops to large chains. The ABA is governed by a Statement of Purposes and Rules, which is available on request.

Under the constitution, the objectives of the Association are to:

  • provide a range of training and educational programs for members;
  • establish bonds between booksellers all over Australia;
  • enhance the unique role of books in our society;
  • foster and encourage the selling of books;
  • provide a national forum for member booksellers;
  • provide technical advice and information to booksellers;
The Association has a voluntary eight-person Management Committee elected by the membership. Members of the committee have a 'stewardship' role towards the membership as a whole and are expected to apply their skills to this task. The Management Committee assists in improving the Association's policy, activities and administration to help the Association achieve its objectives. The ABA has a permanent staff under the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer.

The ABA is represented on most book trade councils and committees. Visit Australian Booksellers Association online

Asia Bookroom

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Asia Bookroom is a large open shop specialising in books on Asia. We also have smaller sections on the Middle East and the Pacific. Our stock ranges from antiquarian books through to new books - if it has ever been…

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Books for Cooks

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Australia's specialist indie culinary bookstore for armchair cooks, professional chefs & avid foodies right in the heart of Melbourne at the Queen Victoria Market; open every day. We stock over 45,000 new, old, vintage and antiquarian books about food and…

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Caerwen Books

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Forrestfield, Western Australia, Australia

Specialists in Childrens and Science fiction. Visitors by appointment only

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Dromanabooks

Newstead. Victoria, Victoria, Australia

Online seller of modern non fiction. Earth Garden publications and recent back issues of EArth Garden, City Permaculture Magazine in stock. Former librarian offers prompt, efficient service. Member of Independent Online Booksellers Association and Australian Booksellers Association.

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Ed's Editions, LLC

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West Columbia, South Carolina, United States

A family-owned & operated brick-and-mortar shop with over 30,000 books. General book stock with out-of-print, rare and antiquarian books. We've had an open shop since 2001.

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Great Southern Books

King River, Western Australia, Australia

We are an independent online bookstore and have been in business since 2012.�

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Lectioz Books

Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia

Welcome to Lectioz. We are an internet-based bookseller located in Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia.The majority of our inventory is non-fiction, with a bias towards the Arts - in all its forms. In addition we stock books on Australian History,…

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Muir Books

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

MUIR BOOKS + PERTH BOOKBINDING & RESTORATION. Western Australia's largest and leading rare, secondhand, antiquarian and out of print bookshop, established in 1973 and managed by Rob & Janet Muir together with Tara Surry. We have over 50,000 books in…

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Syber's Books ABN 15 100 960 047

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melbourne, Victoria, Australia

General secondhand dealers, with 3 cats.We have two shops, 227 Glenferrie Rd Malvern 3144, Victoria 03 9530 2222 ( open 7 days Midday 'til 5.30 PM)And the other at 666 Glen Huntly Road Caulfield South 03 9523 666 open 11:00…

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The Book Firm

Subiaco WA, Western Australia, Australia

We are a secondhand and antiquarian bookshop, and We specialize in out of print and scarce books across many areas and subjects including American history, general history, English literature, literary criticism, music, natural history, politics, sociology, anthropology & motoring.

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The Book Merchant Jenkins

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West End, Queensland, Australia

Owned and operated by Yarran L. Jenkins since 2006, Logical Unsanity began as a small press, publishing surreal writing and art journals before trading in a wide range of quality secondhand books up and down the east coast of Australia.Logical…

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