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Welcome to CIBA!

If you are a publisher, distributor, or sales and marketing agency looking for networking opportunities, Canadian book industry updates, and an active forum to collaborate on issues that matter to your organization, you’re in the right place!


    • Connect virtually with booksellers from across the country to share experience, expertise, and insight through networking events
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders in the wider book and publishing industry
    • Contact booksellers through our member directory and contact service 


    • Submit session proposals and/or lead virtual sessions in our Lectures & Labs series
    • Share topics of importance to you and your organization, including sales presentations, improved supply chain performance, business planning discussion, innovation in the use of technology, marketing concepts, and more
    • Engage in discussions and ask questions in our member forums
    • Access our exclusive Guide to Bookselling in Canada to better understand the ins and outs of the industry

    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 Associate?

    Publishers, distributors, and sales and marketing agencies. The membership application will ask a number of questions about your organization. 

    • 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 organization registrants: CIBA’s membership software will allow you to register additional individuals in your organization as part of your membership bundle
    • Dues: Suggested self-assessed membership dues are based on your sales and are kept strictly confidential
    • Please note: due to the settings required by our membership system, you will be charged your self-assessed dues + $1
    • HST will also 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

    SalesAnnual Membership Dues
    Less than $149,999 $158
    $150,000 to $499,999$210
    $500,000 to $999,999 $315
    $1,000,000 to $1,499,999
    $1,500,000 to $4,999,999$1,050
    greater than $5,000,000


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

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