Independent Booksellers Forum 

The Independent Booksellers Forum is the BA’s independent booksellers group. It exists to bring independent booksellers together across the UK, to facilitate the exchange of best practice and the sharing of ideas and experience. The IBF is open to any independent bookseller within the BA and IBF resources are FREE to booksellers. 

The Independent Booksellers Forum aims to generate ideas, provide opportunities to meet with other booksellers facing the same challenges and successes, engage in independent marketing strategies and obtain useful advice on practical day-to-day issues.
The IBF also runs the IBF Bookseller Fitness Programme, the independents’ marketing campaign, IndieBound UK and Independent Bookshop Week.

You can also find out more information about IndieBound and Independent Bookshop Week here: 

Helping the BA staff run the IBF is an Advisory Panel of ten booksellers:
  • Kelly Bradford, Beckenham Bookshop
  • Ros de la Hey, The Main Street Trading Company, St Boswells
  • Catherine Hetherington, New Bookshop, Cockermouth
  • Ron Johns, Mabecron Books, Falmouth
  • Sally Johnson, Caxton Books & Gallery, Frinton on Sea
  • Tim Morris, Booka, Oswestry
  • Patrick Neale, Jaffe & Neale, Chipping Norton
  • Andy Rossiter, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
  • Marie Telford, Hayling Island Bookshop
  • Sheila O'Reilly, Dulwich Books
  • Tim Walker, Walkers Bookshops
  • Paul Wallace, David's Bookshop, Letchworth

For more information about the IBF contact or