Find Your Local Bookshop
The BA have created a Find Your Local Bookshop button, for publishers to use on their websites. Used in conjunction with this link http://www.booksellers.org.uk/bookshopsearch it will take website users to the BA bookshop search page, where they can search the over 3500 outlets in BA membership. BA members range from single independents in market towns, to campus bookstores, through Christian specialists, to large national bookselling chains and supermarkets. Consumers can search for All BA members, Independents Only and/or Chain and Independent Booksellers – and can then decide whether to buy online or visit their community bookshop.
This is part of the BA’s Keep Books on the High Street campaign. The BA is encouraging friends and partners in the book trade to take a step in favour of contemporary high street bookshops. The BA is keen to deliver consumers the choice of shopping with their local bookseller, whether on the high street or on their website. They are urging publishers to introduce the idea of bookshops to website visitors.
The “button” [pictured] currently features on the websites of the Society of Authors, the Books Marketing Society, the Independent Publishers Guild and the Publishers Association.