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To offer programs and services and promote policies that support the strengthening of Canadian independent booksellers.


A country where thriving, diverse, and independent booksellers contribute to Canadian community, literature, and culture. 


Member Services: Provide programs and services and build relationships that improve the indie bookseller business environment by helping members engage and expand their customer base, increase sales and business viability, and reduce member costs.

Learning and Networking: Offer members relevant, timely, and targeted professional development, business development, knowledge-sharing, and networking opportunities that improve business results and staff development and retention.

Awareness and Marketing: Raise the profile of Canadian independent booksellers and develop new audiences for Canadian books.

Advocacy: Create a collective voice for independent booksellers in Canada, and represent member interests within the bookseller community, and with publishers, governments, and other industry groups.

Organizational Health: Build a thriving and financially healthy organization with the staff and systems necessary to advance the mission.


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

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