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JOIN US – CANADIAN INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS

Welcome to CIBA!

If you are a Canadian Independent Bookseller looking for resources, professional development, networking opportunities, news and updates, and a strong united voice on the issues that matter most to your business, you’re in the right place!


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

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

  • Have your store listed in CIBA’s Bookseller Member directory

  • Contact book industry colleagues through CIBA’s directory for Bookseller Members, Affiliates, and Associates

 
Learn
  • Learn from experts on topics of importance to your business including sales data, business planning, technology, marketing, events, and HR through our targeted Lectures & Labs series

  • Access a members-only portal with business resources, advocacy updates, supplier relations updates, marketing resources, sales data and reporting, and more

 
 

Have Your Voice Heard

  • Have a voice on key issues that affect independent booksellers, and representation on federal and regional policy issues

  • Benefit from CIBA's ongoing efforts to strengthen relationships with suppliers including publishers and distributors

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

Save Time and Money

  • Access group buying opportunities and supplier discounts

  • Access special reports and other offerings that can help your business

  • Access marketing support including opportunities to participate in shared campaigns and activities



Who is eligible to join as a Canadian Independent Bookseller Member?

A privately held Canadian owned independent bookseller with one to ten locations selling new books. Canadian independent bookseller members are entitled to one vote at all meetings of members. The membership application will ask a number of questions about you and your store(s). 

  • 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: CIBA’s membership software will allow you to register additional individuals in your organization as part of your membership bundle. 
  • Yearly or Monthly: As a Canadian indie you have the option to pay monthly or annually. Please note that if you choose the monthly option, you will be charged $1 + your monthly self-assessed dues.
  • Dues: Suggested self-assessed membership dues are based on your store revenue and are kept strictly confidential. Please select suggested annual membership fee based on annual sales of new books, cards, magazines, and calendars but excluding other merchandise or services. This information is kept fully private.
  • Payment options: CIBA’s membership portal accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, or will email you an invoice for payment by cheque. 


Sales Annual Membership Dues
 Monthly Membership Dues
 (new) - $149,999 
$200
$18 
 $150,000-$299,999 
$225$21 
 $300,000-$499,999 
$375 $35 
 $450,000-$599,999 
$525
$48 
 $600,000-$749,999 
$675
$62 
 $750,000-$899,999 
$825 $76 
 $900,000-$1,049,999 
$975$89 
 $1,050,000-$1,199,999 
$1,125 $103 
 $1,200,000-$1,349,999 
$1,275$117 
 $1,350,000-$1,499,999 
$1,425
$130 
 $1,500,000+ 
$1,500
$138 

CONTACT US 
info@cibabooks.ca


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


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