Fall Trade Shows and Education

Upcoming Events

  • Fall Regional Trade Shows
    September & October 2020
  • IndieCommerce Institute
    February 7, 2021
    Cincinnati, OH
  • ABA Winter Institute
    February 7 to 10, 2021
    Cincinnati, OH
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Each fall, the regional independent bookseller associations hold their annual trade shows. The American Booksellers Association exhibits at each show and typically presents one or more educational sessions that are open to all attendees. Booksellers register for the trade show directly with the regional association.

For 2020, each regional association will be deciding whether to hold an in-person or virtual event due to COVID-19. Updates will be listed below as available.

2020 Fall Regional Trade Shows

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) and New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA)
September 21–25, virtual event

New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA)
September 23–24, virtual event

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA)
September 30– October 2, virtual event

Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)
October 8–10, virtual event

Heartland Fall Forum (Midwest Independent Booksellers Association/MIBA and Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association/GLIBA)
Virtual event, details to be announced

California Independent Booksellers Association (CALIBA)
Virtual event, details to be announced

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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