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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.
ABA Team during Heartland Fall Show
Fall Regional Trade Shows
August through October 2024
2024 Fall Show schedule and info TBA.
Let Freedom Read
Banned Books Week
September 22-28, 2024
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Read!”
Indies First
Indies First
November 30, 2024
An annual celebration of multiple events at local bookstores on Small Business Saturday.
Winter Institute 2025 in Denver, CO
Winter Institute
February 23-26, 2025
Denver, Colorado
ABA’s four-day annual industry conference featuring educational programming for independent bookstores, keynote talks, author receptions, publisher parties, and networking with booksellers, authors, and publishers.
Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 26, 2025
Join the national party at your local bookstore on the last Saturday of April!
ABA’s Annual Meeting and Community Forum
ABA’s Annual Meeting and Community Forum
May, 2025
ABA’s Annual Meeting and Community Forum (formerly Town Hall) is coming up! Mark your calendars and come with questions. The full Board will be present to address your questions and concerns.
Ci2025 in Portland, OR from June 12-14, 2025
Children's Institute
June 12-14, 2025
Portland, OR
This annual industry event is filled with special programming and education for children’s focused and general bookstores.

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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