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Each fall, the regional independent bookseller associations hold their annual trade shows. The American Booksellers Association exhibits at each show and typically presents one or more educational sessions that are open to all attendees. Booksellers register for the trade show directly with the regional association.

For 2019, ABA will offer a new education session, with the topic to be announced soon; watch Bookselling This Week for details.

2019 Fall Regional Trade Shows

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)
September 13–15, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA)
September 20–21, Burlingame, California

Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA)
September 27–28, San Gabriel, California

New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA)
October 2–4, Providence, Rhode Island

Heartland Fall Forum (Midwest Independent Booksellers Association/MIBA and Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association/GLIBA)
October 2–4, Cleveland, Ohio

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA)
October 6–8, Portland, Oregon

Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)
October 10–12, Denver, Colorado

New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA)
October 15–17, Cherry Hill, New Jersey


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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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