Keeping Midwest booksellers and their colleagues connected and informed since 1981
We are your connection to the best locally owned and operated independent bookstores and booksellers throughout the Midwest. We are a nonprofit trade association that supports the success and growth of independent bookstores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We work primarily with booksellers and the people who do business with them: publishers, wholesalers, distributors, sales reps, and others allied to the book industry. Our strong and thriving community looks forward to welcoming you today. With over 225 members, including nearly 175 bookstores, we represent a substantial portion of the region.
Calling all authors! Here's a few good ways to support independent booksellers.
March 26: Spring Meeting, St. Paul, MN (co-hosted with ABA)
April 8: Great Midwest Rep Night, Chicago IL (co-Hosted with GLIBA and sponsored by Baker & Taylor)
April 23: Spring Meeting, St. Louis, MO (co-hosted with ABA)
April 28: Independent Bookstore Day
October 3-5: Heartland Fall Forum