Read Smart, Buy Local.
Support Independent Bookstores.


Welcome to the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, your connection to the best locally owned and operated independent bookstores throughout the Midwest. We are a trade association that supports the success and growth of independent bookstores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Network with people in publishing and bookselling at our annual trade show. Reach up to 300,000 readers through our annual winter catalog for consumers. Through Midwest Connections, publishers and booksellers promote outstanding books of regional interest. Our weekly Heartland Indie Bestseller List lets you know which books are topping the charts in our region. Use our regional map to access the locations and specific features of our stores.

Working together, we can sell more books, promote readership, and celebrate book culture throughout the Midwest.

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