ABA Events



Schedule subject to change.

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Children's Institute 2019
Children's Institute
August 30–September 1, 2021
A two+ day event devoted to children’s bookselling.
Regional Fall Shows
Fall Regional Trade Shows
September & October 2021
ABA attends each of the seven fall regional trade shows and presents unique education.
Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Join the national party at your local bookstore on the last Saturday of April!
IndieCommerce Institute
IndieCommerce Institute
The latest in ecommerce practice, tips, and tools, just for ABA member bookstores.
Indies First 2020
Indies First
November 27, 2021
An annual celebration of multiple events at local bookstores on Small Business Saturday.
Spring Forums
Spring Regional Forums
March & April 2022
Each spring, ABA staff travels around the country to meet with member booksellers.
Wi15 Evening Author Reception
Winter Institute
February 13-16, 2022
A can't miss, yearly event for the entire independent bookselling community.

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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