ABA Events



"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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Wi15 Evening Author Reception
ABA Winter Institute
February 18-20, 2021
A can't miss, yearly event for the entire independent bookselling community.
BookExpo 2019
Spring 2021
The largest gathering of ABA members and industry providers in the yearly calendar, offering many exclusive benefits.
Children's Institute 2019
Children's Institute
June 2021
A two+ day event devoted to children’s bookselling. Exclusive giveaway for ABC Group.
Regional Fall Shows
Fall Regional Trade Shows
September & October 2021
ABA attends each of the seven fall regional trade shows and presents unique education.
IndieCommerce Institute
IndieCommerce Institute
February 7, 2021
The latest in ecommerce practice, tips, and tools, just for ABA member bookstores.
Spring Forums
Spring Regional Forums
March & April 2021
ABA staff presents education and an open forum at spring regional meetings.

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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