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The Independent Online Booksellers Association is an international trade organization of Internet booksellers.


We offer opportunities for continuing
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.

Our Second
November 20 – 22, 2020



IOBA has updated the date for our second virtual book fair, to be held the weekend of November 20 – 22, 2020. Please mark your calendar.


If you have not already done so, we encourage you to head over to the Fair site ( and put your name on our list to receive announcements about future events.

IOBA Works for Book Buyers

When you 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.





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.