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.