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NAIBA's goal is to create a community among booksellers and to provide professional development in order to ensure a vibrant independent bookselling market in our region by:
(a) Representing the interests and concerns of our membership with American Booksellers Association (ABA), publishers and industry professionals.
(b) Encouraging the exchange of ideas and information;
(c) Educating booksellers in techniques essential to the effective conduct of their business;
(d) Holding trade shows and exhibitions;
(e) Promoting ethical and fair dealing in the trade;
(f) Protecting the First Amendment rights of free speech;
(g) Promoting the cause of literacy;
(h) Increasing public awareness of the value of the bookseller as a vital community resource;
(i) Seeking to promote excellence and professionalism in the retail book industry.