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The 18th Annual Winter Institute (Wi2023)
Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, Washington
February 20–23, 2023


Seattle Convention Center
ABA is proud to present this 18th annual industry event filled with educational programming for independent bookstores, as well as keynotes, author receptions, and exciting events to be announced!
On Thursday, March 23, we will host our Virtual Winter Institute event. See more info on the Virtual Winter Institute 2023 web page.

Watch Bookselling This Week (BTW) for Wi2023 details and special announcements in the coming weeks. If you don't currently receive BTW, you can subscribe here.

The cancellation deadline for Wi2023 in-person for refunds is November 7, 2022.
Thank you to our lead sponsor:



Third Place Books, Phinney, and Ada's Technical Books

Bookstore Tours

Seattle is famous for its bookstores, and we have lined up some options for a fantastic full-day tour, as well as half-day tours to visit a variety of stores.


Sheraton Grand in Seattle

Hotel & Travel

The Hotel Block to reserve rooms at the Sheraton Grand Seattle is now full. Please visit the Hotel page for more info.


Attendees at Ci10

Health & Safety

A safe environment for attendees is our priority. We are requiring attendees to be fully vaccinated, including children.




"The best thing was just being able to be together with booksellers, authors, and publishers in one place again."



"Exchanging ideas with fellow booksellers! This conference was jam-packed with amazing programming and I’m heading home feeling energized to bring new ideas to my store."



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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