MPIBA membership can be a vital component in your bookstore’s success. Become a member now to engage with a diverse group of independent bookstores and bookselling professionals, and take advantage of educational and networking opportunities and exciting regional programs and events!
Active Bookstore membership is open to independent, privately-owned businesses operating in our region (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming), whose primary source of income is derived from the retail sale of books and other printed materials. These are voting members and are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.
Benefits of Membership:
- 1000 FREE MPIBA Holiday Gift Guide Catalogs, branded for your store. Unlimited additional copies available for the cost of shipping.
- FREE digital issues of the Holiday Gift Guide Catalog sent to your customer email list, and for posting on your website, complete with your own buy buttons.
- Downloadable and digital marketing materials to promote Holiday Gift Guide titles, and marketing tips and support from MPIBA.
- Wholesaler discounts on Holiday Gift Guide Catalog titles.
- Bookstore listing on the MPIBA website.
- Free admission to the Fall Trade Show & Conference for all bookstore member employees.
- Free admission to the Spring Conference(s) and other networking and educational opportunities.
- Participation in the Reading the West Book Awards Program (downloadable and digital marketing materials to promote the awards, discounted tickets to the annual awards celebration, media outreach on behalf of the awards and our region).
- Access to E-newsletters and blasts that keep members up to date on Association matters, critical industry news, and exciting new titles.
- Social media promotion and support for your store and the industry.
- Advocacy on behalf on indie stores.
- Direct access to a strong book community whose goals and concerns reflect your own.
- And more!
- 1 to 5 employees – $50.00
- 6 to 20 employees – $100.00
- 21 to 50 employees – $125.00
- 51 to 100 employees – $175.00
- 101+ employees – $200.00
Associate MPIBA membership is available to bookstores headquartered outside the MPIBA region and libraries and librarians. These are non-voting members and are not eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.