The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited


Business Details

Business Name

Trading Name if different

Name of Parent Company (if relevant)

Ultimate Holding Company (if relevant)

No. of outlets selling books

Year Business Established (YYYY)

Company Reg. No.

VAT Registration No.

EORI Number (Irish applicants only)

Business Status

If Other

Business Address

Owner's Home Address

If the business is a partnership, please give the names & addresses of all partners below.

Please give a short description of your bookselling business, particularly anything distinctive above it.

Please indicate the option which best describes your bookselling business

Contact & Operating Details


By supplying the names of your employees, you are agreeing that the BA Group of companies may initially contact them with relevant information relating to your membership of the Association.

Operating Details

Are you an internet only bookseller?

What are your opening hours?

Please select the option which best describes your business premises

Will your premises be open to the public and books sold throughout the entire year?

Are your premises rated by the local authority for business purposes?

Have you, or any member of your staff, been the owner of a bookshop or been engaged in bookselling in the last five years?

Confidential – Annual Book Turnover of Business

This information is essential for our assessment of your BA Subscription, The membership year runs from January to December and booksellers joining partway through the membership year will be charged pro rata. The turnover you supply should be for your bookselling business as a whole, and should be the most recent figures available. An estimate of turnover can be provided if no actual figures are available.

Please indicate below your annual turnover in books for the business as a whole, including remainder, promotional and bargain book, e-books, and online sales, secondhand and antiquarian books BUT NOT non-book product.


This information is essential for our assessment of your BA subscription

What percentage of the total turnover is generated by new books?

What percentage of your business is Retail (i.e. sales to the end consumer)?

Stock Range

Other Services

Membership of the BA Special Interest Groups is free and unlimited.

Please select any groups you would like to join

Other Goods Stocked / to be Stocked

Special Services Provided / to be Provided

Data Protection

Once your membership has been approved, details of your business will be used by BA Group Companies (BA, National Book Tokens, Batch) to inform you of products and services to which you are entitled under your membership.

From time to time we would also like to send you further marketing messages relevant to your business from the BA Group of Companies.

If you would like to receive these, please tick here.

As an added value service to your membership, from time to time we negotiate discounts and approve specials benefits provided by other companies who supply products and services which we think might interest you. If you wish to receive these offers directly from these reputable companies, please tick here.

We also make mailing data available to other suppliers who may wish to provide products and services to you.

One of the ways we promote BA members to the general public is by sharing photos of members taking part in our various national campaigns. These photos may be obtained via social media or when members email them to us directly. In order to promote members to the general public, we may share these photos on social media or may use them in printed material, in which case the photos would be shared with third parties such as printers, designers, booksellers and publishers. If you are happy for photos of you and your staff to be used by the BA to promote your business in this way, please tick here.

We will use any personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy and you can review your privacy preferences on the BA website at any point.

If you are happy for us to do so, we will opt you in to participate in (for UK members) Independent Bookshop Week and Bookshop Day or (for ROI members) Irish Book Week.

Please tick here if you are happy to be opted in. Participation in all other BA-led campaigns will be at your own discretion. For more details of these campaigns, please contact Emma Bradshaw .

Where or how did you hear about the BA?

Please indicate your main reason(s) for seeking membership of the Association, ticking all that apply


We hereby confirm that all our answers are a true record and that all information is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

In the event of a breach of the undertakings to this form or the information given proving to have been inaccurate, we understand that the Council has the power to remove a bookseller from membership.

We undertake to abide by the Memorandum & Articles of Association of the Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Ltd.
Application Sent

Thank you for completing our membership application form. Your application has been submitted successfully. The BA Board will review it for approval and the membership department will be in touch soon to let you know their decision. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at