PBS and Regional Trade Associations
The Professional Booksellers School began as a project of NAIBA, and includes booksellers, bookstores, and Regional Trade Associations across the U.S.
Regionals Who are PBS Supporters
Each of these Regionals has access to promo codes for booksellers whose stores are active members. The codes may be used to reduce the cost of each course when you register. Please email your Regional for the codes before you begin the registration process for a course.
Regionals Who Offer Support for Booksellers Taking PBS Courses
New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association
NAIBA will refund the full cost of a course if the student becomes certified and works for a store with a current membership. Email: email@example.com
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
SIBA will reimburse up to 10 booksellers per year who complete a PBS course and earn certification. Booksellers must be an employee of a bookstore that is a current member of SIBA. Reimbursement is on a first come, first served basis. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midwest Independent Booksellers Association
Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association
MPIBA reimburses member stores for the tuition of any of their booksellers who get certified in any PBS course. Stores must be a dues paying member, meaning they cannot get reimbursed during their first, free year of dues.
California Independent Booksellers Alliance
CALIBA will reimburse booksellers for the completion and certification of each course. For those auditing courses, ½ of the tuition cost will be reimbursed with proof of attendance. Booksellers must be an employee of bookstore that is a current member of CALIBA. Email: email@example.com
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
Employees of PNBA member stores are eligible for partial reimbursement for courses completed through the Professional Bookseller School. Documentation of specific course completion must be provided at the time of request. Reimbursement credits may not be made to individuals, only to their employing member store. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org