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February 13—16, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio
This four-day event will offer an exciting lineup of keynote presentations, authors, rep picks sessions, educational programming, social events, poetry, IndieCommerce one-on-ones, and more.
ABA is proud to present this annual industry event filled with education and networking opportunities for booksellers, authors, publishers, and bookselling industry partners.
Registration for Winter Institute will open on Monday, September 20 at 1:00 pm ET. The event fee is $225 per bookseller, with a maximum of three booksellers per ABA member store. Beginning October 6, registrants will be able to book a reservation for the ABA Wi2022 hotel block at a nightly group rate of $129 plus tax. A credit card is required at time of booking to guarantee all reservations. Details will be shared prior to October 6.
Watch BTW for updates about Winter Institute, and keep an eye on your inbox on Monday, September 20 for the Winter Institute registration link.
The American Booksellers Association takes the health and safety of event attendees very seriously. *See our refund and COVID-19 policies at the bottom of the page.
Due to COVID-related issues such as government mandates and social distancing, ABA has made the difficult decision to limit our attendance to North American attendees for Wi2022. We will miss our international colleagues. We hope some of you will be able to join us (or watch recordings from) Snow Days, our virtual follow-up event to Wi this year for those who are not able to attend.

ABA Snow Days: A Virtual Bookselling Retreat


ABA Snow Days: A Virtual Bookselling Retreat
March 8—9, 2022 in Hopin


Registration for Snow Days will open in early November.


This new event will feature recorded programming from Winter Institute plus new educational programming, authors, and networking opportunities.

Watch BTW for updates about Snow Days, and keep an eye on your inbox in November for the registration link.
Note: Booksellers are welcome to register and attend one or both events!



Refund and COVID-19 Policies

In-person attendance at the 2022 Winter Institute is limited to individuals who are fully vaccinated. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated, as well as all other ABA members, may access session recordings after the event and/or are welcome to tune in for ABA’s virtual Snow Days event in March. ABA is researching an appropriate screening method for Wi2022, which we will share as soon as possible.

While registration for the in-person Winter Institute opens on September 20, and the Wi2020 hotel block opens for reservations on October 6, registrants are advised to wait to book travel arrangements (flights and other transport) until November, in case of the event’s cancellation. ABA is not responsible for travel expenses.

Please carefully review the cancellation policies related to any hotel reservations you make.

Refunds for the event fee will only be offered if the participant is experiencing illness, travel has been restricted by local or federal mandate, or if ABA must cancel the event. 

As health and safety precautions are still fluid, we will continue to monitor and make changes as necessary. Watch this space for updates regarding on-site policies and precautions as we get closer to the 2022 Winter Institute.




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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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