IOBA is an inclusive organization of professional booksellers who provide the best possible service to their customers including:
- Accurate book descriptions with all defects noted
- Careful packaging to protect books during shipment
- Prompt shipment with easy returns
We are happy to admit and welcome the following new applicants to full membership Continue reading
We closed 2015 with a globe-spanning roster of new members! The IOBA is happy to admit and welcome the following recent applicants from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States to full membership Continue reading
This quarter our newest member list includes representatives of Australia, Italy, Canada, and the US!
IOBA is happy to admit and welcome the following recent applicants to full membership Continue reading
While our newest member from Australia is enjoying wonderful fall temperatures, those in the Northern Hemisphere are happily in the middle of Spring, including new members from Turkey, Netherlands, Canada, and the US.
The IOBA is happy to admit and welcome the following recent applicants Continue reading
The Independent Online Booksellers Association is offering three scholarships this year. IOBA awards these scholarships to support the professional development of its member booksellers, without regard to their level of accomplishment or the length of their time in the book trade. We believe that every well-educated, well-informed, and ethical bookseller is a credit to the trade and to our organization, and we consider these scholarships to be our investment in the future of bookselling. Continue reading
A hearty welcome to our newest members, from Tunbridge Wells UK to Livingston Montana US!
IOBA is happy to admit the following recent applicants to full membership:
4th Quarter of 2014 Continue reading
IOBA is happy to admit the following to full membership:
David Szewczyk, The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company, LLC
Richard Murian, Alcuin Books and Autographs, ABAA-ILAB
Chris Korczak, Books Renewed
Carey Spain, Fallen Leaf Books
IOBA is happy to admit the following to membership. They represent four countries on three continents:
Lighthouse Books, ABAA
Nelson Rare Books
Swan’s Fine Books
Blue Jacket Books
Garrett Scott Bookseller
Fine Editions Ltd.
Medium Rare Books
J&J Lubrano Music Antiquarians
Marc Sena Carrel
Anderson’s Books and Prints
Karol Krysik Books
Christine Volk, Chair of the Independent Online Booksellers Association Scholarship Committee, has announced three IOBA scholarship winners: two will be attending the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS) in August – Adam Schachter of Langdon Manor Books in Houston, Texas, and Elizabeth Saunders of Tannery Books, in Archdale, North Carolina. The final scholarship was awarded to James South, of Treasure and Relish, Harrogate, North Yorkshire to attend the inaugural Yorkshire Antiquarian Booksellers Seminar (YABS) in England this fall.
“I’m excited to receive the scholarship,” says Adam Schachter, “I’ve spent the last two and half years reaching out to anybody who would help me learn the trade as I tried to determine if I could make a living at it full time. All of my study has been self directed. Now that I am on the cusp of leaving the practice of law, I am very hopeful that CABS will give me that final push to where my joy of the business and knowledge and contacts made at CABS will equal a full time living as a bookseller.”
“After three years in the book business,” says Beth Saunders, who will also be attending the Colorado school, “I was looking for ways to make Tannery Books more successful and professional. Attending CABS this year is perfect timing. We get to learn from experts from all around the country. I’ll be surrounded by ‘book people’ — I can’t wait!”
James South established his online business, Treasure & Relish, in the spring of 2011, “building a business selling the things that have always interested me – art, books and decor.” “For the last year or so,” James continues, “I have concentrated my efforts into acquiring, presenting and selling books, though working alone, buying stock, making decisions, etc., can be daunting when you’re relatively new to the bookselling world. Being awarded the IOBA scholarship to attend the York Antiquarian Book Seminar in September presents a wonderful opportunity for me to learn from some of the leading book dealers and specialists through their lectures, discussions & demonstrations. I am delighted to have received this generous scholarship, and excited to find out where it will take me next.”
Both CABS and YABS are intensive bookselling programs designed not only to make better educated booksellers, but to grow the next generation of leaders in the field.