News | May 16, 2016

IOBA Scholarship for Book Collectors

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) is pleased to announce it will offer to a book collector, for the first time ever, a scholarship in the amount of $750 to be used at one of the several book seminars offered in the U.S. and the UK.

The Independent Online Booksellers Association is an international trade organization for internet booksellers:

We would like to contribute to the continuing education of book collectors. Many of our members have been to the seminars listed below, and always find book collectors present among the booksellers and librarians. If you’ve ever thought of attending we hope to make it a bit easier for you. IOBA awards scholarships to support the professional development of its member booksellers. We consider the scholarships to be an investment in the future of bookselling. We would like to include you too!

The seminars we offer scholarships to include:

1. The Colorado Seminar (CABS)

2. Rare Book School (RBS), at its headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia

3. Rare Book School classes in California

4. OR £400 ($600) for The York Seminar (YABS) in the UK

5. London Rare Book School

Financial need is not a criterion; IOBA will choose a winner based on merit. Please let us know about your collecting focus, and why you would like to attend the seminar of your choice. We also ask that the recipient write about the experience for possible publication in the Standard, the journal of IOBA. 

Please apply via email before May 31th 2016. Notification will be sent as soon as possible after June 1st. Applications and letters of recommendation should be addressed to: (Please include “IOBA Collector’s scholarship” in the subject headers of all emails.)