MPIBA membership (active and associate) is open to bookstores in our region (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming), as well as to non-regional bookstores, publishers, wholesalers, sales reps, and other book industry professionals.

Membership Categories & Annual Dues

Active Bookstore Members

Independent, privately‐owned businesses operating in the MPIBA region 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 imprinted copies of the MPIBA Holiday Gift Guide Catalog. Unlimited additional copies available for the cost of shipping.
  • Four FREE digital issues of the Holiday Gift Guide Catalog sent to your customer email list, powered by Shelf Awareness.
  • Free point‐of‐purchase materials to promote Holiday Gift Guide titles.
  • Free listing on the MPIBA website of your store’s address with email and link to your website.
  • Free admission to the Fall Discovery Show (Trade Show) for active member stores and their employees.
  • Free admission to the Spring Conference(s) and other networking and educational opportunities.
  • E-newsletters & blasts: MPIBA not only tweets and posts like crazy these days, but we keep members up to date on Association matters and critical industry news via e‐Communiques including the Regional Indie Bestsellers list, e‐Blasts for project updates, and e‐Newsletters for general information about the Association, its membership, and industry news.
  • Direct access to a strong book community whose goals and concerns reflect your own.
  • 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

Click here to begin or renew your Membership Dues.

We will contact you after dues are paid to get additional information about your store for our website and database.

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