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February 13-16, 2022
Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
This four-day event will offer an exciting lineup of keynote presentations, authors, rep picks sessions, educational programming, social events, poetry, IndieCommerce one-on-ones, and more.
ABA is proud to present this annual industry event filled with education and networking opportunities for booksellers, authors, publishers, and bookselling industry partners. 
Watch BTW and your inbox for updates about Winter Institute.




The event fee is $225 per bookseller, with a maximum of three booksellers per ABA member store.To register for Paz & Associates Workshop: Introduction to Retail Bookselling, click here.


Reservations for the ABA Wi2022 hotel block are currently open.


The American Booksellers Association takes the health and safety of event attendees very seriously. See our COVID-19 guidelines and policies here.





Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson

Renowned Harvard professor, research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, fellow of both the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and author of Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire.


Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal

Future forecaster, New York Times bestselling author, designer of alternate reality games, and author of Imaginable: How to see the future coming and feel ready for anything—even things that seem impossible today.




ABA Snow Days: A Virtual Bookselling Retreat


ABA Snow Days: A Virtual Bookselling Retreat
March 8-9, 2022


Registration for Snow Days will open in January.


This new event will feature recorded programming from Winter Institute plus new educational programming, authors, and networking opportunities.

Watch BTW for updates about Snow Days, and keep an eye on your inbox in January for the registration link.
Note: Booksellers are welcome to register and attend one or both events!



In-person attendance at the 2022 Winter Institute or Paz & Associates Workshop is limited to individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This means that, unfortunately, unvaccinated children can not be permitted to accompany attendees at any ABA Wi2022 events at the DECC or any of the hotels. Session recordings will be made available on after the event for individuals who are not fully vaccinated, those who are unable to attend because their children are not fully vaccinated, as well as all other ABA members. All individuals are also welcome to register in early November for ABA’s virtual Snow Days event in March. ABA is researching an appropriate screening method for Wi2022, which we will share as soon as possible.
General refunds for the event fee will only be offered until November 15. After November 15, refunds will only be offered under the following circumstances:
  • If the participant is experiencing illness or is quarantined due to COVID exposure
  • If travel has been restricted by local or federal mandate 
  • If ABA must cancel the event



Thank you to our lead sponsor: 



About ABA

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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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