This edition contains entries on over 3300 bookselling businesses. The information held by the Booksellers Association of Great Britain and Ireland on retail booksellers is wide-ranging and comprehensive. Details are held on an in-house computer and are updated throughout the year, as changes are brought to the BA's attnetion. In addition, members are given the opportunity, annually, to add or correct the information on their business (corporate members only are included in the directory, not individual or overseas members). The over-riding aim in publishing this directory is to promote booksellers effectively. Publishers, wholesalers and others in the book trade need to identify potnetial customers, and should find the information given on subject specializations, other goods stocked, managers' names and head office addresses particularly useful. Lists of booksellers are also available in mailing label format. Booksellers (including prospective bookshop owners) should be interested in the information in order to locate other booksellers and to advise customers as to where they may find specialist services or exchange book tokens.
Anyone interested in bookshops should find a great deal of information in the directory.