Consultation Station

Bookseller attendees will be able to meet with representatives of ABA's affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others at the Consultation Station.

Booksellers are encouraged to contact any of these vendors before the Institute to set up appointments.

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Above the Treeline / Edelweiss

Above the Treeline created Edelweiss, the book industry’s digital catalog platform. They also offer Treeline Analytics, a suite of powerful sales and inventory analysis tools designed to help you become a stronger and more profitable bookstore.

120 W Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 996-2730

Baker & Taylor

As a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, Baker & Taylor is part of the largest distributor of digital and physical media with sales in excess of $3 billion serving schools, libraries, colleges and retailers of all sizes. We are the proud lead sponsor of ABC Children's Institute. 


2550 W. Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 998-3325

Basil Software

Basil Bookseller Software is the only complete, web-based inventory control system that supports new and used, and online book sales. And now with mobile capability, we provide even more options for business on-the-go. 

407 Silvermist Court
Loganville, GA 30052
(678) 267-2974


The Binc Foundation is a non-profit organization providing emergency personal financial assistance to bookstore employees, including owners. From 2012 through 2016 Binc helped 168 families with $322,000 in assistance grants. 

In addition, Binc provides post-secondary education scholarships for booksellers and their dependents professional development scholarships for booksellers.  

713 W. Ellsworth Road, Suite A
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(866) 733-9064


Leading POS system for your store. Sales, customers and inventory - over 100 built-in reports, e-commerce integration, integration with Quickbooks, Ingram, B&T - everything you need for a successful retail operation.


5153 North Clark Street, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60640
(772) 275-4437, ext 224

Constant Contact

With Constant Contact, you can create effective email marketing and other online marketing campaigns to meet your business goals. Start your FREE trial today!

1601 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02451
(855) 815-5450

Cultures Connecting

Cultures Connecting is in its ninth year of providing culturally relevant professional development, keynote addresses, and consulting services to organizations seeking to improve their staff's ability to promote diversity and address institutional racism. 

17701 108th Avenue SE, #353
Renton, WA 98055
(206) 568-8556

Handseller, LLC

Handseller's marketing and customer engagement tools, designed by booksellers, help independent bookstores Sell More Books, to More Customers, More Efficiently. 

179 Madrone Lane North, #206
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-0944

Indies Forward

Indies Forward is a new, volunteer-run organization dedicated to making bookselling a viable and rewarding career for emerging generations of booksellers through career development and networking opportunities. 


LIBRIS, a program owned by the ABA provides affordable business insurance protection for independent booksellers. As an independent bookseller we want to make sure you are getting the coverage you need at the rate you deserve! LIBRIS policies are also available through your licensed insurance broker, with the help of an introduction to get things moving. 

8000 E. Maplewood Avenue, #350
Greenwood VIllage, CO 80111
(888) 694-8585 enables indie stores to sell digital audiobooks through a co-branded storefront. 

P.O. Box 70525
Seattle, WA 98127

Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness offers booksellers a free newsletter co-branded with your logo that links to your website, features your social media, links reviews to your e-commerce, features your events, and offers the option of writing your own intro and placing an ad. 

811 1st Avenue, Suite 315
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 274-8144

The Children's Book Council & Every Child a Reader

Come by to talk about your Children's Book Week plans, discover out other programs, and pick up a free official Children's Book Week display and activity poster!


54 West 39th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 966-1990

We Need Diverse Books

77 W. 126th Street, #2-B
New York, NY 10027
(240) 780-6183

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




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