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"This is the first Children's Institute I've attended and ... this conference just blew me away. The speakers, the sessions, the networking, and the organization of the entire event were fabulous."
2018 ABC Children's Institute Survey

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ABA Meetups
ABA Meetups
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30 minute online meetings via Zoom.us
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ABA Winter Institute
January 21 to 24, 2020
A can't miss, yearly event for the entire independent bookselling community.
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ABC Children's Institute
June 22 to 24, 2020
A two+ day event devoted to children’s bookselling. Exclusive giveaway for ABC Group.
BookExpo reception
BookExpo
May 27 to 29, 2020
The largest gathering of ABA members and industry providers in the yearly calendar, offering many exclusive benefits.
Fall Regionals table display
Fall Regional Trade Shows
September & October 2020
ABA attends each of the eight fall regional trade shows and presents unique education.
IndieCommerce Institute attendees
IndieCommerce Institute
January 21, 2020
The latest in ecommerce practice, tips, and tools, just for ABA member bookstores.
Spring Regional Forums attendees
Spring Regional Forums
March & April 2020
ABA staff presents education and an open forum at spring regional meetings.

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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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