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 www.indiebound.org.uk
and Independent Booksellers Week www.independentbooksellersweek.org.uk
Just after Christmas 2011, we asked all independent members of the BA to complete a survey of their Christmas trading. Nearly 200 booksellers completed the survey and the results are below. Further information is available from email@example.com
Christmas Trading Survey 2011
Helping the BA staff run the IBF is an Advisory Panel of ten booksellers:
Andrew Cant, Simply Book, Bramhall
Matthew Clarke, Torbay Bookshop, Paignton
Catherine Hetherington, New Bookshop, Cockermouth
Ron Johns, Mabecron Books, Falmouth
Sally Johnson, Caxton Books & Gallery, Frinton on Sea
Patrick Neale, Jaffe & Neale, Chipping Norton
Andy Rossiter, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
Jane Streeter, The Bookcase, Lowdham
Marie Telford, Hayling Island Bookshop
Sara Waddington, Simply Books, Pocklington
For more information about the IBF contact firstname.lastname@example.org
National Women's Register
is the list of National Women's Register Big Read bookshops.
is the NWR Reading Group Guide for Started Early, Took My Dog
is the PDF poster for the NWR Big Read
is the PDF bookmark for the NWR Big Read