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IOBA Works for Booksellers

Chicago Cheap StoreThe Independent Online Booksellers Association is an international trade organization of Internet booksellers.


We offer opportunities for continuing education and provide a forum to network with colleagues and discuss issues that affect us all, worldwide. When you join IOBA you are strengthening the ranks of a trade association that preserves traditional bookselling standards and traditions while embracing new technologies.

The Flyleaf: IOBA Newsletter

Many of us are familiar with the classic dystopian works 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and a number of modern examples have recently popularized the genre as well (e.g., The Hunger Games). A look into the origins of utopian and dystopian literature quickly shows us that this is the tip of the iceberg, and that this can be a very fruitful area for both the avid reader and the serious collector.


Each work approaches its subject differently, but the underlying theme of the quest for the ideal, and the dangers that quest entails, persists. As long as we live in an imperfect world, it is certain that works such as these will continue to be produced, and will find an eager audience.


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IOBA Works for Book Buyers

books-img1When your order a book from an IOBA member, you will be assured of a professional transaction.


All members strive to ensure your satisfaction through adherence to our Code of Ethics and by following the practices of our Book Buyer’s Bill of Rights.


IOBA also now offers a “first of its kind” scholarship for book collectors.

The Standard: IOBA Journal

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The Summer 2016 issue of The Standard features several pieces on the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS), including an essay on the IOBA scholarship program, and accounts from three IOBA Scholarship attendees of the 2016 seminar.


Rounding out the issue is a piece on book fairs by Jonathan Smalter, and a fluff piece (literally!) profiling Blake, shop cat at Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company.