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The 2020 Winter Institute will take place at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, located at 401 West Pratt Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Rooms are $139 a night, plus tax.

The room block at the Hilton is currently full; add yourself to the waitlist hereABA will be in touch with sponsors directly regarding accommodations.

See parking options, maps, and directions for the Hilton here.

Wi15 Day Pass registrants will be staying at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Camden Yards, located at 110 South Eutaw St. The deadline to make reservations at the ABA rate is Monday, December 16, or when the block sells out, whichever comes first; Day Pass registrants can make their hotel reservation here.

In addition, a few Winter Institute events, including the Publisher Focus Groups and the Scholastic Meet & Treat Afterparty, will take place at the Marriott.

For questions about accessibility or to make a request, contact ABA Meetings & Planning Officer Jill Perlstein at (914) 406-7542 or


Airline Discount Offers

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute! Click here to book your flights. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1 (800) 328-1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMTMN.

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

American Airlines

Winter Institute attendees may be eligible for a six percent discount off published fares with American Airlines. The discount can be booked on-line at for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge; use the authorization number 7310BR as the promotion code. Contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1 (800) 433-1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchase.


Ground Transportation

SuperShuttle Airport Shuttle/ ExecuCar Private Sedan 

Winter Institute attendees can receive $3.50 off round-trip SuperShuttle rides to and from BWI Airport and 10 percent off all ExecuCar private airport sedans and SUV car services.

Click here for internet discount or call 1 (800) 258-3826 and mention the code ZG7TC.


The Sights of Baltimore

Baltimore is a truly authentic American city that welcomes visitors to explore its diverse heritage and culture, distinct neighborhoods, world-class attractions and award-winning restaurants. It’s a community made up of visionaries, creatives and locals with compelling stories to share. Looking for things to do in your free time? Check out some of the highlights of the City of Baltimore.




The National Aquarium

Show your conference badge to receive $5.00 off admission when purchasing tickets at the National Aquarium ticket office. The aquarium is located in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and features more than 20,000 animals in award-winning habitats.




B&O Railway Museum

During Winter Institute, show your badge to receive $5.00 off admission and a 10 percent discount in the museum store at this Smithsonian Institution affiliated museum.

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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