JOIN US – PROSPECTIVE BOOKSELLERS (PROVISIONAL MEMBERS)
Welcome to CIBA!
If you are an entrepreneur who is currently working on purchasing or opening an independent bookstore and would like access to 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!
Who is eligible to join as a Provisional Bookseller Member?
An individual who is purchasing, has recently purchased, or is planning to open a Canadian independent bookstore with one to ten locations selling new books. The membership application will ask a number of questions about you and your prospective store(s).
When your store officially opens, we ask that you email CIBA at email@example.com to let us know. At that time, we will change your status to Canadian Independent Bookseller Member and begin paying self-selected dues.
Once you become a Canadian Independent Bookseller Member, you will gain voting rights in the association and have access to CIBA's group membership with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. You can also update your public-facing member profile to signal to readers that your store is open for business!