Australian Booksellers Association

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ABA Vision

 Australia's booksellers are a commercially thriving industry, profiting from technological advances and participating as relevant community parties.

 ABA Mission

ABA is Australia's industry organisation for booksellers, providing advocacy, training, partnerships and commercial benefits to members. Objectives and Structure of the Association The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) protects and promotes the interests of all booksellers in Australia. The Association has its origins in state associations formed early in the 20th century, which later amalgamated into a federal association.

In 1985 the Association was incorporated in Victoria and now acts as the national body representing Australian booksellers. Members range from small independent bookshops to large chains. The ABA is governed by a Statement of Purposes and Rules, which is available on request.

Under the constitution, the objectives of the Association are to:

  • provide a range of training and educational programs for members;
  • establish bonds between booksellers all over Australia;
  • enhance the unique role of books in our society;
  • foster and encourage the selling of books;
  • provide a national forum for member booksellers;
  • provide technical advice and information to booksellers;
The Association has a voluntary eight-person Management Committee elected by the membership. Members of the committee have a 'stewardship' role towards the membership as a whole and are expected to apply their skills to this task. The Management Committee assists in improving the Association's policy, activities and administration to help the Association achieve its objectives. The ABA has a permanent staff under the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer.

The ABA is represented on most book trade councils and committees. Visit Australian Booksellers Association online

Asia Bookroom

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Asia Bookroom is a large open shop specialising in books on Asia. We also have smaller sections on the Middle East and the Pacific. Our stock ranges from antiquarian books through to new books. We also carry ephemera relating to…

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Book Merchant Jenkins, ANZAAB / ILAB

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West End, Queensland, Australia

The Book Merchant Jenkins is a general antiquarian bookstore in West End, Brisbane, buying and selling new, secondhand, and rare books with a focus on Sexuality, LGBTIQ+, Ethnopharmacology, Dance, Performance, and Art.

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Books for Cooks

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Australia's specialist indie culinary bookstore for armchair cooks, professional chefs & avid foodies right in the heart of Melbourne at the Queen Victoria Market; open every day. We stock over 45,000 new, old, vintage and antiquarian books & ephemera about…

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Caerwen Books

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Forrestfield, Western Australia, Australia

Specialists in Childrens and Science fiction. Visitors by appointment only

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Newstead. Victoria, Victoria, Australia

Online seller of modern non fiction. Earth Garden publications and recent back issues of EArth Garden, City Permaculture Magazine in stock. Former librarian offers prompt, efficient service. Member of Independent Online Booksellers Association and Australian Booksellers Association.

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Ed's Editions Bookstore

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West Columbia, South Carolina, United States

A family-owned & operated brick-and-mortar shop with over 30,000 books. Over 20 genres and subjects. Not just out-of-print, rare and antiquarian books. We've had an open shop since 2001.

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Fine Print Books

Erskineville, New South Wales, Australia

Fine Print Books was a real "bricks and mortar" secondhand bookshop which traded in the same location in Newtown, Sydney, since 1993 and has been selling online in various forums since 1998.

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Great Southern Books

King River, Western Australia, Australia

We are an independent online bookstore and have been in business since 2012.�

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Lectioz Books

Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia

Welcome to Lectioz. We are an internet-based bookseller located in Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia.The majority of our inventory is non-fiction, with a bias towards the Arts - in all its forms. In addition we stock books on Australian History,…

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Muir Books

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

MUIR BOOKS + PERTH BOOKBINDING & RESTORATION. Western Australia's largest and leading rare, secondhand, antiquarian and out of print bookshop, established in 1973 and managed by Rob & Janet Muir together with Tara Surry. We have over 50,000 books in…

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RoseyRavelston Books

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Hazelbrook, New South Wales, Australia

We're a (very) small social enterprise bookshop located in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. We sell books that inspire, motivate and entertain, with 50% of profits going to charity.

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Shiny Owl Books

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Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia

Formerly known as Retriever Books, Dee Why we now have a bookshop in Mona Vale further up the peninsula on the Northern Beaches of SydneyOpening HoursTuesday to Friday 10.15 to 5Saturday 9.30 to 4.30Sunday & Monday closedOpen every day except…

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The Book Firm

Subiaco WA, Western Australia, Australia

We are a secondhand and antiquarian bookshop, and We specialize in out of print and scarce books across many areas and subjects including American history, general history, English literature, literary criticism, music, natural history, politics, sociology, anthropology & motoring.

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