To offer programs and services and promote policies that support the strengthening of Canadian independent booksellers (CIBs).
A Canada where thriving, diverse, and independent booksellers contribute to Canadian community, literature and culture.
2. LEARNING AND NETWORKING: Offer members relevant, timely, and targeted professional development, business development, knowledge-sharing, and networking opportunities that improve business results and staff development and retention3. AWARENESS AND MARKETING: Raise the profile of, and develop new audiences for, Canadian independent booksellers and Canadian books.
4. ADVOCACY: Create a collective voice for independent booksellers in Canada, and represent member interests within the bookseller community, and with publishers, governments, and other industry groups5. ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH: Build a thriving and financially healthy organization with the staff and systems necessary to advance the mission.