Bookseller Events

Booksellers Association Events

Coronavirus – BA Events
The Booksellers Association has postponed the 2020 conferences and events for members due to the spread of the Coronavirus and the guidance surrounding large gatherings.
The 2021 dates are as follows:

The Irish Book Trade Conference, due to take place on the 20th March, has been moved to the 15th October 2021.
The Scottish Book Trade conference, due to take place on the 21st April, will take place in 2021. Date to be confirmed.
The BA Conference and Gardners Tradeshow (moved to November and then April) will take place on 12/13th September 2021.
The London Book Fair 2021 will take place digitally with online events happening throughout June.

The BA is hosting a number of virtual workshops and events on zoom and facebook. Visit our Digital Events page for more information.
Please contact for further details -  including upcoming events and links to previous recordings.
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