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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

Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world.” (Neil Gaiman)

 

Mid-winter holidays mean gifts, regardless which holiday you celebrate. So time to get that paper and pen out and start making your list. We have some terrific suggestions to choose from and you know that a book is one of the best gift choices you can make!

 

We offer gift books, books about Christmas, and very, very special editions for very, very special people! Click here to read the latest issue (opens in a new window).

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.