ABA Education Meetup

 Registration is closed for this event

ABA Management Book Club

ABA Education Meetups feature a rotating selection of bookstore education programming including virtual bookstore tours, bookseller lightning talks, and focused conversations on topics that will help your bookstore succeed. Join the ABA Education Team on Zoom on the second Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm ET.


ABA's Lightning Talk series features three booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. Each presentation will be followed by time for Q&A and discussion. 


Bookstore tours are always a highlight of ABA’s in-person institutes, and now you can join in on the fun from the comfort of your home (or bookstore!). During our Virtual Bookstore Tours series, two featured bookstores will offer the opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain and showcase areas of the store that they love the most, whether it’s a cozy book nook for young readers, a meticulously organized overstock space, or the entire store.


Submit your store for future Virtual Bookstore Tours & Lightning Talks

We look forward to hearing from a variety of stores, including non-traditional models. Email [email protected] to submit a proposal to present a Lightning Talk or for your store to be featured in a Virtual Bookstore Tour.


2023 Education Meetup Schedule


April 13th, 2023 3:00 PM to November 9th, 2023 4:00 PM
ZOOM (Virtual)
United States

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.


PRESS INQUIRIES: [email protected]

INDIECOMMERCE: [email protected]

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: [email protected]



Copyright 2024 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement