"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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ABA Winter Institute
January 22 to 25, 2019
A can't miss, yearly event for the entire independent bookselling community.
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ABC Children's Institute
June 26 to 28, 2019
A two+ day event devoted to children’s bookselling. Exclusive giveaway for ABC Group.
BookExpo reception
May 2019
The largest gathering of ABA members and industry providers in the yearly calendar, offering many exclusive benefits.
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Fall Regional Trade Shows
September 13 to October 21, 2018
ABA attends each of the eight fall regional trade shows and presents unique education.
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IndieCommerce Institute
January 22, 2019
The latest in ecommerce practice, tips, and tools, just for ABA member bookstores.
Spring Regional Forums attendees
Spring Regional Forums
March 16 to April 25, 2018
ABA staff presents education and an open forum at spring regional meetings.

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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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