The American Booksellers Association is the national trade association for independent booksellers.


Your favorite local booksellers are members of this national network of independent stores.

Book Industry Charitable Foundation

A 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to assisting booksellers in need since 1996.

Where booksellers can sign up for Adult, Children’s, and Audio newsletters; find information there about authors — how to request an appearance and high-res downloadable photos and jacket art; our catalogs; our terms; what do you if you’re a new account, etc.

Small Business California

A proactive, non-partisan business advocate whose only agenda is the well being of California’s 1,137,584 small businesses. Working for all small businesses for a better business environment, SB-Cal is responsive to the needs of small business owners. To join the email tree, request at


The San Francisco Locally Owned Merchants Alliance.

More on the Economic Benefits of Shopping Locally

The Bookstore Training & Consulting Group of Paz & Associates, home of Opening A Bookstore workshops for prospective booksellers.

Literary Awards and Prizes

Looking for something good to read? Click on the hyperlinks for a list of award winning books. And please check back as we plan on adding more awards over time in various categories.

National Prizes

International Awards

Mystery Awards

Poetry Awards

Science Fiction & Fantasy Awards

Children’s Book Awards

Other Related Awards