• Baltimore, MD | January 21-24, 2020
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The 2020 Winter Institute will take place at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, located at 401 West Pratt Street, and at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, 110 S Eutaw Street, in Baltimore, Maryland. The hotels are directly across Pratt Street from each other.

The ABA room rate is no longer available and both blocks are currently closed until Wednesday, January 8, at 3:00 p.m. ET. After that date, guests are asked to contact the front desk of their hotel with any changes or cancellations rather than contacting ABA. 

  • Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel: (443) 573-8700  
  • Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards: (410) 962-0202

Reservations must be canceled 72 hours prior to the day of arrival to avoid a cancelation fee (one night room and tax to the credit card on file). No-shows will be charged one night room and tax.

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

For questions about accessibility or the hotels or to make a request, contact ABA Meetings & Planning Officer Jill Perlstein at (914) 406-7542 or jill@bookweb.org.

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 www.aa.com 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.


The Baltimore Light Rail costs $1.90 for transportation from BWI to the Hilton/Camden Yards station. In addition, taxis, Uber, and Lyft are available for transportation.

Due to changes in its operational capacity, SuperShuttle is no longer providing SuperShuttle or ExecuCar service at Washington, D.C., airports. 

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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