Thank you for being a part of bookselling in the Midwest! By joining the Midwest Independent Booksellers Associaion (MIBA), you have become a member of one of the largest and strongest bookselling communities in the country. MIBA represents 150 independent bookstores across a nine state region including Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, as well as stores in the western portion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
According to the 2013 US Census Bureau Report, MIBA’s region comprises about 12.5% of the country’s population. But according to the American Booksellers Association, stores in MIBA’s region represent more than 14.5% of independent bookstores in the county. Our bookstore-to-population ration is strong and growing stronger.
To take advantage of MIBA’s programming and resources, please select your membership type below.