We’re excited to once again bring you the Heartland Fall Forum, a trade show, conference, and celebration of independent bookselling hosted by the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association and the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association.
Our trade associations represent nearly 350 independent bookstores throughout the Greater Midwest. That’s twelve states of bookstores spanning the breadth of country’s Heartland, from the far reaches of North Dakota to Ohio, from Kansas to the tip of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and all states in between. Our independent booksellers form the backbone of literary culture throughout the Midwest. Please view our map to see the full breadth of our region.
We provide a rich environment for anyone allied to the book industry to meet, network, promote new titles, place orders, and learn crucial skills from one another. We are a members-only show. Our attendees include booksellers, publishers, authors, wholesalers, distributors, sidelines vendors, librarians, teachers, media, book bloggers, and more.