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ABA At-a-Glance Calendar
At-a-Glance Calendar
March 24, 2023
Check out the full calendar of ABA events here.
Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Join the national party at your local bookstore on the last Saturday of April!
Children's Institute 2023
Children's Institute
June 5–7, 2023
Milwaukee, WI
This annual industry event is filled with special programming and education for children’s focused and general bookstores.
Virtual Ci2023
Virtual Children's Institute
June 28, 2023
Watch sessions from Ci2023 in Milwaukee and network with booksellers from around the country!
Fall Regional Trade Shows
Fall Regional Trade Shows
September & October 2023
2023 Fall Show schedule and info TBA.
Indies First November 26, 2022 – 10th Anniversary
Indies First
November 25, 2023
An annual celebration of multiple events at local bookstores on Small Business Saturday.
Winter Institute 2024
Winter Institute
February 11–14, 2024
Cincinnati, Ohio
ABA’s 19th annual Winter Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 11–14, 2024, will offer everything the independent bookselling community has come to expect!

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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