New IOBA Members: Fourth Quarter 2018

IOBA is happy to admit and welcome the following applicants to full membership:

Matt Hawbaker, Ryan Hinderaker, and Kristen Eide-Tollefson, The Book House in Dinkytown
Minneapolis, Minnesota  USA

Janet Green, Bucks County Bookshop
Doylestown, Pennsylvania  USA

Dale Sorenson, Dale A. Sorenson
Silver Spring, Maryland  USA

Edward Markiewicz, Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts
Portland, Oregon  USA

Cynthia Ragni, Wonderful Books of Oz
San Marcos, California  USA

New IOBA Members: Fourth Quarter 2017

IOBA is happy to admit and welcome the following applicants to full membership:

Susan Eggleton, Timbuktu Books
Seattle, Washington USA

David Eilenberger, Eilenberger Rare Books, LLC
Durham, North Carolina USA

Andrew Gaspar, Yesterday’s Book Shop
Winston, Georgia USA

Kirk Hackenberg, Hackenberg & Sons
Greenwood, South Carolina USA

Alex Hime, Biblioctopus
Los Angeles, California USA

Yarran Jenkins, Logical Unsanity Books & Miscellaneous Phantasmagoria

Penny Van Kirk, Vandello Books
Seattle, Washington USA


Announcement of 2017 Board of Directors Election

Since none of the officer and member-at-large (MAL) positions was contested, the nominees are considered duly elected and will commence office on February 1, 2017.

The Nominating Committee would like to thank outgoing Vice-President Heidi Congalton of Between the Covers and outgoing Treasurer Sharon Eisenberg of CE Ranch Books for their service to our organization.

Thanks are also due to Joan White of White Unicorn Books for her year as President and for agreeing to continue serving IOBA as a MAL.

Here are the IOBA members who have offered to serve as Officers (for a one-year term) and as MALs (for a three-year term):

President: Christine Volk of
Vice-President: Stephen Michael Clauser of Arroyo Seco Books
Secretary: Doug Nelson of Nelson Rare Books
Treasurer: Vacant
MAL: Betty Kilner of Ainsworth Books
MAL: Joan White of White Unicorn Books

The Nominating Committee was unable to secure a candidate to serve as Treasurer to replace outgoing Treasurer Sharon Eisenberg of CE Ranch Books. A copy of a document that Sharon has prepared outlining the duties of the Treasurer is available for anyone interested. Contact

Thanks to everyone who has committed their time to serve on the IOBA Board of Directors for 2017. We couldn’t do this without the generosity of our members.

New IOBA Members: Fourth Quarter 2016

The IOBA has wrapped up 2016 with an exciting list of applicants whom we welcome to full membership! We welcome members from the United States’ “sea to shining sea” as well as island folks from the UK and from Bainbridge Island, WA.

IOBA is happy to admit the following recent applicants to full membership:

David Cromer, Good Buy 2 You
Fredericksburg, Virginia USA

Robert Evans,

Garret Ihler, CGT Co–Books
Bainbbridge Island, Washington USA

Ryan Parks, Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
Harbor City, California USA

Michael Peck, Blue Roof Books
Oregon City, Oregon USA

Keith Preston, Prestonshire Books
Appleton, Wisconsin USA

Michael Pyron; Michael Pyron, Bookseller
Dexter, Michigan USA

Bert Schroeder, Schroeder’s Book Haven
League City, Texas USA