Membership Applications

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NEW REGULAR MEMBER*

For any business engaged in the retail sale of books in the United States or Canada, complete the form below.

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ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Publishers, distributors, wholesalers, and other vendors.

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USED BOOKSTORE

Storefront locations in which used books equal 75% or more of book inventory. 

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INTERNATIONAL MEMBER

Any business engaged in the retail sale of books outside of the U.S. and Canada.

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PROVISIONAL MEMBER

Individuals planning to open a bookstore.

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FRIEND OF BOOKSELLING

Individuals and other businesses that support independent bookselling.

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For member dues schedule, please go here.
For any membership questions please contact a Member Relationship Manager. 
 
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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.

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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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