Fall Trade Shows and Education

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    June 20–22, 2022
    Phoenix, AZ
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    July 13, 2022
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    July 14, 2022
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Each fall, the regional independent bookseller associations hold their annual trade shows, and the American Booksellers Association attends each show as an exhibitor. Booksellers register for the trade show directly with the regional association.

2021 Fall Regional Trade Shows

Heartland Fall Forum (Midwest Independent Booksellers Association/MIBA and Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association/GLIBA)
August–October, virtual event

New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) 
September 21–23, virtual event

New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) and Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)
September 27–October 1, virtual event

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA)
October 3–October 5, Red Lion on the River, Portland, Oregon

Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)
October 7–9, Denver, Colorado

California Independent Booksellers Association (CALIBA)
October 24–29, in-person and virtual event

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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