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.
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March 26: Spring Meeting, Twin Cities, MN
April 9: Rep Night, Oak Park, IL
April 23: Spring Meeting, St. Louis, MO
April 28: Independent Bookstore Day
October 3-5: Heartland Fall Forum
Calling all authors! Here's a few good ways to support independent booksellers.
Slideshow from Heartland 2017