The Booksellers Association represents and promotes retail
bookselling in the UK and Ireland and encourages best practice and
excellence. Their membership ranges from bookselling chains like
Waterstone's and Blackwells, to supermarkets, academic booksellers,
wholesalers, school and library suppliers, Christian and children's
booksellers and over 1100 independent bookshops.
The BA provides a wide range of products and services, ranging
from National Book Tokens and the payments clearing system
Batch.co.uk, advice and information on legislation, trade and
retail matters, a free Business Support Helpline, marketing
initiatives for the industry, such as World Book Day, and also for
specific sectors, like Independent Booksellers Week.
They keep a close eye on developments in technology, and have a
raft of advice and information on ebooks and all the technologies
that underpin the 21st century book trade.
The BA's website has a Bookshop Search page, where you can
find all the bookshop members of the Booksellers Association in the
UK & Ireland. You can search all members, or by a range of
filters. You will find helpful information about all bookshops
listed, as well as website and telephone numbers. You may also be
interested in their Bookshop Search App, which you can find on both
the Apple Store and for Android devices too.
Address: The Booksellers Association, 6 Bell
Yard, London WC2A 2JR
Other contacts: See the Contact
section of the BA website.