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ABA's Wi2023 Seattle, WA, February 20–23, 2023
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!
ABA Community Forum
ABA Community Forum
February 23, 2023
Seattle Convention Center
Community Forum is an opportunity for members to be in conversation with the ABA Board. This is an in-person event at Wi2023.
Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Join the national party at your local bookstore on the last Saturday of April!
Ci2023 in Milwaukee, WI from June 5-7, 2023
Children's Institute
June 5–7, 2023
Milwaukee, WI
A three day, in-person event devoted to children’s bookselling.
Fall Regional Trade Shows
Fall Regional Trade Shows
September & October 2023
ABA attends each of the seven fall regional trade shows and presents unique education.
Indies First November 26, 2022 – 10th Anniversary
Indies First
November 25, 2023
An annual celebration of multiple events at local bookstores on Small Business Saturday.

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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