About American Booksellers Federation

The American Booksellers Federation, a national non-profit trade association, collaborates with industry partners and booksellers to guarantee the success and profitability of independently owned book businesses and to aid in the growth of the book community.

Independent bookshops function as community pillars by fostering the free flow of ideas, boosting the cultural life of communities, and generating thriving economic communities.


The American Booksellers Federation represents the international booksellers association in the world and beyond. Through its member associations, ABF speaks on behalf of more than 25,000 individual booksellers, brick-and-mortar bookshops, independents, and chains. Its Independent Division promotes non-profit trade associates to support independent bookstores around the world.