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For any business engaged in the retail sale of books in the United States or Canada, complete the form below to join as a New Regular Member*

*Applies to a new store/company or a store/company not an ABA member during the two years prior to applying


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Please contribute to ABFE (American Booksellers for Free Expression) to support the important work of protecting free speech and fighting censorship.

The ABC Children’s Group is dedicated to growing and expanding the reach of children’s books.

*Requires signed Direct Payment Authorization Agreement. ** By making payments via credit card, you are authorizing ABA to store your credit card details for future payments on this site.
Stores are not eligible to use quarterly or monthly payment options when using an active promo code.

Please note: Dues paid to the ABA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. ABA estimates that the non-deductible portion of your dues –  i.e. the portion which is allocable to lobbying – is 10%.

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.



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