About Episcopal Booksellers Association

OUR STORY

In 1996 a dozen Episcopal booksellers participated in an informal meeting during the Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit in St. Charles, Illinois. By 1997 about 35 stores were participating in a brainstorming session where it became very clear that Episcopal bookstores have a unique market niche and need to make their presence more obvious to publishers and others in the book trades. The Episcopal Booksellers Association grew out of these meetings and was incorporated in May 2002.

As a very unique market, our member stores are committed to communicating with and supporting each other. Today the Episcopal Booksellers Association has over 50 member stores and  15 supporting vendor members.

EBA is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors and a part-time Executive Director. EBA meets annually for fellowship and business

 

 

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The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Episcopal Booksellers Association is on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. The reception will begin at 7:30 PM followed by the dinner/meeting at 8:00 PM. The Annual Meeting is a wonderful networking opportunity. Many of our Supporting Vendors also attend, so you will have an opportunity to hear about new products, upcoming specials, EBA promotions, as well ask questions.

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will be taking place on July 12-19, 2016.  The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is within walking distance of the AmericasMart/Peachtree Center where both of these events take place.  If this is your first time attending market, please let us know. One of our more experienced store representatives will be happy to show you the ropes.

EBA's will have a Vendor/Hospitality Room set up at AmericasMart on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. We invite stores and vendors to come for networking, preview of upcoming releases, and light refreshments.  

Our group has a special rate at the Marriott Marquis as well as a group of blocked rooms. To make your reservations, please use the links below.  We look forward to seeing you there.