The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

BA, Bookselling and 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 now take place on Friday 9th 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.