This year's annual Celebration of Bookselling Lunch features remarks by author James Patterson, as well as the presentation of the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards and the introduction of Indie Next List authors and award nominees. Seating is limited, and there is a max of four (4) booksellers per store location. Seat assignments will be emailed prior to BookExpo. Many of the authors, award winners, and nominees will be signing books exclusively for ABA members following the Lunch. Deadline to sign up is Monday, May 15.