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Australian Booksellers Association

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.

9 Member bookstores

Asia Bookroom is a large open shop specialising in books on Asia. We also have smaller sections on the Middle…

Specializing in: India Asia China Southeast Asia Japan Indonesia Indochina

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Australia's specialist indie culinary bookstore for armchair cooks, professional chefs & avid foodies right in the heart of Melbourne at…

Specializing in: Cookbooks Food And Wine Cookery Food Gastronomy Wine Cocktails Culinary Ephemera Menus

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Online seller of modern non fiction. Earth Garden publications and recent back issues of EArth Garden, City Permaculture Magazine in…

Specializing in: Biography Self Help New Age Inspirational Personal Growth Sustainable Living

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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…

Specializing in: Literature Art History Religion Military Southern States

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Fine Print Books was a real "bricks and mortar" secondhand bookshop which traded in the same location in Newtown, Sydney,…

Specializing in: Australiana Modern Fiction Australian History Philosophy And Religion

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Formerly known as Retriever Books, Dee Why we now have a bookshop in Mona Vale further up the peninsula on…

Specializing in: History Photography Historical Novels General Fiction Children's Fiction Military & War History

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General secondhand dealers, with 3 cats.We have two shops, 38 Chapel Street Windsor, Victoria 03 9530 2222 ( open 7…

Specializing in: Literature Cooking History Biography Australiana Science Fiction And Fantasy Detective Fiction Miltary History

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Owned and operated by Yarran L. Jenkins since 2006, Logical Unsanity began as a small press, publishing surreal writing and…

Specializing in: General Antiquarian Sexuality Ethnopharmacology Dance & Performance Art Lgbtiq+ Contemporary Figurative & Surreal…

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