Keeping Midwest booksellers and their colleagues connected and informed since 1981
Welcome to the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, your connection to the best locally owned and operated independent bookstores and booksellers throughout the Midwest. We are a nonprofit trade association that supports the success and growth of independent bookstores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We work primarily with booksellers and the people who do business with them: publishers, wholesalers, distributors, sales reps, and others allied to the book industry. Our strong and thriving community looks forward to welcoming you today.
Membership and community
With over 225 members, including nearly 165 bookstores, we represent a major portion of bookselling in our region.
In addition, we work closely with the American Booksellers Association, as well as all of the regional bookselling associations across the country.