The Association represents over 95% of bookshops in the region and 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, gift card which offer increased footfall and keep gift spending in the book trade and Batch, award-winning payments service, which saves booksellers' 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.
The Association monitors all structures that underpin the modern-day book trade, keeping a close eye on developments in technology and government legislation and have a raft of advice and information for members.
On 24 January 2023, representatives of EIBF’s member organisations reunited once again during this year’s first EIBF international call. The quarterly call allows members to share insights, struggles and progress from their respective countries.
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.