Cleveland Renaissance Hotel * October 2-4, 2019
We're the gathering place for those who want to do business with independent bookstores throughout the Midwest. Hosted jointly by two regional bookselling associations, we are unique in the bookselling world because we present two regions of booksellers as one large greater Midwestern community.
We represent 12 states and nearly 350 independent bookstores, 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 booksellers form the backbone of literary culture in the Heartland.
We provide a rich environment for those allied to the book industry to meet one another, network, introduce authors, promote and order new titles and bookstore-friendly products, and learn crucial skills from one another to keep independent bookselling strong. We offer a busy show floor, a wide range of author events, and various formats of practical and inspiring education.
We are a members-only show. Our attendees include booksellers, publishers, authors, wholesalers, distributors, sidelines vendors, librarians, teachers, media, book bloggers, and more.
How to Heartland
View the archived tips for having a good show, including how to make a press kit, which is useful any time of the year.
What to do now:
View the 2018 program