Shop the global, independent bookstore marketplace this holiday season rather than the big box retail online stores like Amazon!

Booksale ImageIf you are buying books or collectibles this holiday season, the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA), founded in 1999, is a good place to start. With over 350 members from 18 countries, this trade association offers high-quality stock and maintains professional bookselling standards. Each store is unique, and their inventories range from more recent used books to hard-to-find out-of-print books,  antiquarian books, maps, and collectibles. Since the items are sourced from throughout the world, it is the perfect place to find a special gift.

Because IOBA  sellers are also both online and independent, these small businesses are an ideal first stop on both Indie Day—Saturday, November 27th
and Cyber-Monday–November 29th.

Diatrope Books is an IOBA member.  Please visit our inventory at

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IOBA: Virtual Book Fair, May 15-17, 2020

The Independent Online Booksellers Association LogoIOBA Virtual Rare Book Fair
May 15–17, 2020
Virtual doors open 1:00pm EST

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) is proud to announce its first virtual international rare and antiquarian book fair, to be held Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17, 2020 at

The virtual book fair will enable attendees to browse hundreds, if not thousands, of books and items of ephemera from the safety of their homes. Over four dozen exhibiting booksellers will be available for questions at their “booths” so customers may shop at their leisure during the 3-day fair.

When asked what attendees can expect from the book fair, Doug Nelson, President of IOBA, responded, “We took the best elements from physical book fairs – fresh material, exhibitors from around the globe, and the ability for attendees to easily interact with the exhibitors – and put it online. We anticipate this fair will be a success for our members and the book-buying public, and it will hopefully be the first of many.”

The Independent Online Booksellers Association is a trade organization representing more than 300 online rare and antiquarian booksellers worldwide. IOBA has promoted professionalism, ethics, and trust in online bookselling since 1999. To learn more about IOBA, its members, or to join, visit