The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

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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 and services for booksellers. There are many benefits of 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 Bookshop Day, the Books Are My Bag Readers AwardsIndependent Bookshop Week and Indie Book of the Month.

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, offering wide-ranging advice and information for members. 

The BA also offers members the opportunity to become involved in a leading trade organisation, through a number of special interest groups, the BA Council and a range of working parties. This can be great career development for engaged booksellers, and puts you right at the forefront of our ever-changing business.

Find out more about the BA in The BA and How It Works, a document that has been put together to give a brief overview of the structure of the BA, all of our committees and special interest groups, regional and national representative groups and online networks.

View the UK Benefits Booklet below:
View the Irish Benefits Booklet below:

For more information on becoming a member of the Booksellers Association please contact Pippa Halpin: 020 7421 4695

Our Mission Statement: Representing bookselling operations of all types and sizes within the sector, the Booksellers Association works for its members through the provision of goods and services, through representation, advocacy, networking and education, and through the promotion to consumers of bookshops and bookselling.