The BA welcomes applications for membership from any bookselling business engaged in the sale of books (whether by retail, internet, library supply, school contracts, mail order, wholesale or any other means.
Membership of the Association applies to the bookselling business as a whole (not the individual outlet, unless they are one and the same). If you have multiple outlets selling books, please declare this on the online application form. Once the business as a whole is approved in membership, the Membership Department will contact head office and request the registration of each individual outlet.
In order to be eligible for full membership you have to meet the following criteria:
- If you are interested in full membership, you can apply online here. If you are interested in finding out more about our membership subscription rates, click here.
Overseas Booksellers and Book trade affiliates
If you are an overseas bookseller or associated with the book trade, you are eligible for Associate Membership. For the full list of membership benefits, please click here, and for an application form, please click contact Pippa Halpin.
Existing Members with New Branches
Transfer of Ownership
If, at a later date, your business changes ownership, please let us know as we will need to seek certain information from the new owners in order to re-register the business in membership. Please also keep us informed of any change of name, address, telephone or email or website address, or change in business status. or further clarification on this please contact Pippa Halpin.