The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited


Business Details

Business Name

Trading Name if different

Name of Parent Company (if relevant)

Ultimate Holding Company (if relevant)

No. of outlets selling books

Year Business Established

Company Reg. No.

VAT Registration No.

Business Status

If Other

Business Address

Owner's Home Address

If the business is a partnership, please give the names & addresses of all partners below.

Please give a short description of your bookselling business, particularly anything distinctive above it.

Please indicate the option which best describes your bookselling business

Contact & Operating Details


By supplying the names of your employees, you are agreeing that the BA Group of companies may initially contact them with relevant information relating to your membership of the Association.

Operating Details

Are you an internet only bookseller?

What are your opening hours?

Please select the option which best describes your business premises

Will your premises be open to the public and books sold throughout the entire year?

Are your premises rated by the local authority for business purposes?

Have you, or any member of your staff, been the owner of a bookshop or been engaged in bookselling in the last five years?

Confidential – Annual Book Turnover of Business

This information is essential for our assessment of your BA Subscription, The membership year runs from January to December and booksellers joining partway through the membership year will be charged pro rata. The turnover you supply should be for your bookselling business as a whole, and should be the most recent figures available. An estimate of turnover can be provided if no actual figures are available.

Please indicate below your annual turnover in books for the business as a whole, including remainder, promotional and bargain book, e-books, and online sales, secondhand and antiquarian books BUT NOT non-book product.


This information is essential for our assessment of your BA subscription

What percentage of the total turnover is generated by new books?

What percentage of your business is Retail (i.e. sales to the end consumer)?

Stock Range

Other Services

Membership of the BA Special Interest Groups is free and unlimited.

Please select any groups you would like to join

Other Goods Stocked / to be Stocked

Special Services Provided / to be Provided

Data Protection

Once your membership has been approved and confirmed, details of your business will be used by BA Group companies to inform you of products and services to which you are entitled under your membership.

From time to time we would also like to send you further marketing messages relevant to your business from the BA Group of Companies.

Please indicate accordingly if you would prefer NOT to receive them.

As an added value service to your membership, from time to time we negotiate discounts and approve special benefits provided by other companies who supply products and services which we think might interest you. If you do NOT wish to receive these offers directly from these reputable companies, please specify accordingly.

We also make mailing data available to other suppliers who may wish to provide products and services to you.

Where or how did you hear about the BA?

What is your main interest in seeking membership of the Association?


We hereby confirm that all our answers are a true record and that all information is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

In the event of a breach of the undertakings to this form or the information given proving to have been inaccurate, we understand that the Council has the power to remove a bookseller from membership.

We undertake to abide by the Memorandum & Articles of Association of the Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Ltd.