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ABA At-a-Glance Calendar
At-a-Glance Calendar
March 24, 2023
Check out the full calendar of ABA events here.
Fall Regional Trade Shows
Fall Regional Trade Shows
August through October 2023
2023 Fall Show schedule and info TBA.
Let Freedom Read
Banned Books Week
October 1-7, 2023
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Read!”
Indies First November 25 2023
Indies First
November 25, 2023
An annual celebration of multiple events at local bookstores on Small Business Saturday.
Winter Institute 2024
Winter Institute
February 11–14, 2024
Cincinnati, Ohio
ABA’s 19th annual Winter Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 11–14, 2024, will offer everything the independent bookselling community has come to expect!
Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Join the national party at your local bookstore on the last Saturday of April!
ABA’s Annual Meeting and Community Forum
ABA’s Annual Meeting and Community Forum
May 2024
ABA’s Annual Meeting and Community Forum (formerly Town Hall) is coming up! Mark your calendars and come with questions. The full Board will be present to address your questions and concerns.
New Orleans, LA
Children's Institute
June 10-12, 2024
New Orleans, LA
This annual industry event is filled with special programming and education for children’s focused and general bookstores.

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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