The Booksellers Association is a membership organisation for all booksellers in the UK & Ireland, representing over 95% of bookshops.

The Booksellers Association exists to support, advise and work with its members to create excellent products for booksellers and thus there are many benefits of the BA membership. These range from National Book Tokens, our gift card which offers you increased footfall and keeps gift spending in the book trade and Batch, our award-winning payments service, which saves you time, money and hassle when settling invoices and organising returns, to a full range of money-saving affinity deals, a free Business Support Helpline and a whole range of tailored events, marketing and promotional campaign work, including Books Are My Bag, World Book Day and Independent Bookshop Week.

Making sure that we monitor all the structures that underpin the modern-day book trade and your life as a bookseller, we also keep a close eye on developments in technology and government legislation and have a raft of advice and information for members. 

The Team

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Get in touch at meryl.halls@booksellers.org.uk.

Meryl Halls

Managing Director

Latest Updates

Press Release from our member in the UK and Ireland

High street bookshops need help from the government if their presence there is to continue, the c.e.o. of the Booksellers Association has said.

Press Release of B.A. UK & Ireland on DRM

Also see http://www.futurebook.net/content/digital-rights-monopoly

The Booksellers Association has spoken out on the issue of e-books, DRM and a healthy marketplace, following the launch of a lawsuit by independent booksellers in the US.

Amazon forced to drop anti-competitive clauses from its contracts with publishers

After a complaint filed by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein) and by the Booksellers Association of the UK & Ireland, Amazon has finally decided to stop putting so-called “parity clauses” (aka.

UK SOCIALIST BOOKSHOP ATTACKED BY FAR-RIGHT PROTESTERS: EIBF FULLY SUPPORTS THE BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION OF THE UK & IRELAND STATEMENT

Last Sunday, far-right protesters attacked Bookmarks Bookshop, UK largest socialist bookshop, located in Bloomsbury Street. EIBF deplores that such acts of violence be perpetrated and fully supports the Booksellers Association of the UK & Ireland statement:

UK: CONTRIBUTION OF THE BOOKSELLING INDUSTRY TO SOCIETY – STUDY COMMISSIONED BY THE B.A. UK & IRELAND

Our colleagues from the UK & Ireland have kindly asked EIBF Secretariat to share the study “The economic contributions to – and impacts on – the economy of the UK’s bookselling sector”.

The full study can be downloaded in PDF format in attachment.