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Welcome to CIBA!

If you are a Book Industry Association looking for networking opportunities, Canadian book industry updates, and an active forum to collaborate on issues that matter to your members, you’re in the right place!


  • Connect virtually with booksellers from across the country to share experience, expertise, and insight through networking events

  • Collaborate and network with key stakeholders in the wider book and publishing industry

  • Contact booksellers through our member directory and contact service


  • Attend or submit session proposals for virtual sessions on topics of interest to your members through our targeted Lectures & Labs series

  • Engage in discussions and ask questions in our member forums

Be Part of the Conversation
  • Have a voice on key issues that affect independent booksellers, and representation on federal and regional policy issues

  • Contribute to an association that is building a stronger and more vibrant independent bookselling community in Canada

Who is eligible to join as an Affiliate?

Canadian regional or international bookselling associations, and associations of publishers, writers, illustrators and other book industry professionals.

The membership application will ask a number of questions about you and your association.

  • Privacy: You can decide what information is kept completely private, shared only with fellow members, or shared with the general public
  • Administrator: The person who signs up for CIBA will be considered the membership Administrator and will be the main point of contact for important member communications
  • Additional registrants: You can register additional individuals in your association as part of your membership bundle
  • HST will be added to your invoice
  • Payment options: CIBA’s membership portal accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, or will email you an invoice for payment by cheque
Annual dues for CIBA Affiliates: $210 CAD


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We wish to acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund.

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