ABA Events



Schedule subject to change.

"This is the first Children's Institute I've attended and ... this conference just blew me away. The speakers, the sessions, the networking, and the organization of the entire event were fabulous."
2018 ABC Children's Institute Survey

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Wi15 Evening Author Reception
ABA Winter Institute
February 13-16, 2022
A can't miss, yearly event for the entire independent bookselling community.
Children's Institute 2019
Children's Institute
August 30–September 1
A two+ day event devoted to children’s bookselling. Exclusive giveaway for ABC Group.
Regional Fall Shows
Fall Regional Trade Shows
September & October 2021
ABA attends each of the seven fall regional trade shows and presents unique education.
Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Join the national party at your local bookstore on the third Saturday of April!
IndieCommerce Institute
IndieCommerce Institute
The latest in ecommerce practice, tips, and tools, just for ABA member bookstores.
Indies First 2020
Indies First
November 27, 2021
An annual celebration of multiple events at local bookstores on Small Business Saturday.
Spring Forums
Spring Regional Forums
March & April 2021
ABA staff presents education and an open forum at spring regional meetings.

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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