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Independent College Bookstore Association stores are committed, engaged, successful, innovative, and ethical. If you aspire to these standards, we invite you to join us.
 

Download the US Membership Application

Download the Canada Membership Application


We currently offer two Membership Categories: ICBA Member and ICBA Affiliate Member. ICBA Affiliate Members have access to all the benefits of ICBA’s Vendor Partner Programs, including The SOURCE, and are eligible to participate in ICBA Webinars, all at a reduced membership fee. View the differences between the two categories of membership below. 

 

Benefits

ICBA Member

Affiliate Member

Research & Networking

 

 

Independent College Store Report – survey participation

a

 

Research – proprietary surveys such as GOING DIGITAL

a

a

Store2Store / Buyer2Buyer networking at the ICBA Annual Conference

a

Store2Store / Buyer2Buyer networking via phone forums

a

a

Education

 

 

ICBA Institutes at ICBA Annual Conference

topics such as Visual Merchandising, Apparel, Course Materials

Fee-Based

 

Online Institutes

topics such as Human Resources

$99

$149

Educational Webinars (non-commercial)

topics such as Assortment Planning and Open-to-Buy

a

a

Resources

tools such as Pitch Books, Case Studies, Infographics

a

a

Association Governance

 

 

Voting Rights

a

 

Board Positions

a

 

Committee Membership

a

Vendor Partner Program Participation

 

 

ICBA Annual Conference & PRIMEtime event

a

 

PRIMEtime Scholarship Eligible

a

 

ICBA Leading Edge – incubator, test pilots, pop-up shops, samplings

a

 

Annual Vendor Partner (AVP) Programs – buying programs

a

a

The SOURCE and other pre-book commitment-based buying programs

a

a

Commercial Webinars featuring ICBA Vendor Partners

a

a

Annual Savings Report showing ROI using AVP Programs

a

a

 
Annual ICBA membership runs on an academic year cycle, July through June. Membership may be started at any time, on a pro-rated basis.

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US Store Pricing  


 

Canada Store Pricing  

Some ICBA Annual Vendor Partner (AVP) programs are not available in Canada; consequently, Canadian stores are invited to participate as ICBA Members at a reduced rate. Affiliate Membership, which is based primarily on ICBA buying programs, is only available to US stores.

 

Please note: Your store must be institutionally-affiliated, meaning it is owned, controlled, and operated by a higher education institution, its associated student body, or a non-profit board of directors. See Page 2 of the Membership application for a full list of membership criteria and benefits. 

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