IOBA Works for Booksellers
The 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
All Hallow’s Eve (October 31), the day before All Hallow’s Day (or in the Christian vernacular: All Saint’s Day), evolved into Halloween sometime in the middle 18th Century.
During the years since, the celebrations have evolved to reflect more of the macabre and the occult – the fear of death, the presence of malignant spirits, and the witches that accompanied them.
This month we present books on the occult or “the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences.” Because that study often included the search for life after death, it is appropriate that at Halloween – All Hallow’s Eve – we explore the interest authors have had in something “beyond.”
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IOBA Works for Book Buyers
When your order a book from an IOBA member, you will be assured of a professional transaction.
IOBA also now offers a “first of its kind” scholarship for book collectors.
The Standard: IOBA Journal
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.