Bookseller Events

Booksellers Association Events

Coronavirus – BA Events
The Booksellers Association is postponing Spring conferences and events for members due to the spread of the Coronavirus and the concerns surrounding large gatherings.
The following events have been affected:
The Irish Book Trade Conference, due to take place on the 20th March, will be moved to the Autumn, most likely early October.
The Scottish Book Trade conference, due to take place on the 21st April, will take place towards the end of September.
The Academic Book Trade Conference, due to take place on the 14th and 15th May, will be held in November.
The Bookshop Social at Drakes due to take place on the 25th March will also be postponed.
For updates on other BA Bookshop Socials please contact
We will keep members and delegates up to date with our plans and confirm revised event dates as soon as we can, whilst monitoring the coronavirus situation very closely over the coming weeks and months.
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The wide-ranging BA event programme on offer to booksellers is a key member benefit. We host a number of events throughout the year including annual conferences, regional bookshop evenings, exhibitions and author dinners. Our conferences offer both informative business programmes and entertaining social programmes with valuable networking opportunities. We attract a variety of speakers from the book trade and beyond. From high profile author speakers to workshops for booksellers to exchange ideas and share skills, there is something for everyone.

See below for our forthcoming events


06-02-2020 - 04-11-2020

09-10-2020 - 09-10-2020
Radisson Blu,
Dublin Airport 
01-11-2020 - 02-11-2020

The Jury's Inn Hotel
LE10 3JA