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Children's Institute 10th Anniversary at Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ
Children's Institute
June 20–22, 2022
Phoenix, AZ
A two+ day, in-person event devoted to children’s bookselling.
Virtual Children's Institute 2022 (Ci10)
Virtual Children's Institute 2022
July 13, 2022
A full, one-day digital experience with Keynotes, Education sessions, Storytimes, as well as Affinity Group Meetups and a virtual Galley Room.
ABA Annual Meeting & Town Hall
ABA Annual Meeting & Town Hall
July 14, 2022
Town Hall is an opportunity for members to be in conversation with the ABA Board. Registration is required.
Regional Fall Shows
Fall Regional Trade Shows
September & October 2022
ABA attends each of the seven fall regional trade shows and presents unique education.
Indies First November 27, 2021
Indies First
November 26, 2022
An annual celebration of multiple events at local bookstores on Small Business Saturday.
Winter Institute 2023, in Seattle, WA February 20-23
Winter Institute
February 20–23, 2023
Sheraton Hotel & Seattle Convention Center
ABA’s 18th annual Winter Institute in Seattle, WA, February 20–23, 2023, will offer everything the independent bookselling community has come to expect!
Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Join the national party at your local bookstore on the last Saturday of April!

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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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