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.

Check back often for additions and updates.

ABA Diversity Task Force

The ABA Diversity Task Force is a board appointed task force for the purpose of providing insight to the association as it addresses the issues of diversity, equity and inclusion among member bookstores.

Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor is committed to helping you make life long readers. We provide the products and services you need with the best wholesale discount in the market.

2550 W. Tyvola Road, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 998-3325

Binc Foundation

The Binc Foundation is the bookseller’s safety net. Binc provides financial assistance to book store employees who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship or emergency circumstances. The Foundation was imagined and built by booksellers and proudly continues to help booksellers across the U.S.

3135 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 
(866) 733-9064 Toll free


With over 33 years in the industry Booklog offers a complete robust POS/Inventory management solutions for today's retailer.

5153 N. Clark Street, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-4437, ext. 229

Chosen Payments

5401 Tech Circle, 2nd Floor
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 910-1445

Drag Queen Story Hour NYC

Drag Queen Story Hour is a children's program featuring drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools and bookstores. DQSH celebrates diversity, teaches empathy and helps to curb bullying of LGBTQ kids. Plus it's super fun! Learn how to organize your own DQSH from the organizers of DQSH NYC.

461 Dean Street, 16F
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 210-7305

Every Child a Reader

Every Child a Reader coordinates Children’s Book Week, celebrating 100 years in 2019; the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program, currently Jacqueline Woodson; and Get Caught Reading.

54 West 39th St, 14 Flr
New York, NY 10018
(917) 890-7416

Franklin Fixtures

Long standing supplier of fixtures-shelving displays, tables and counters for independent bookstores across the country. Fixture planning and design, custom solutions at economical prices for fixtures that last 30 years. 

621 Maxwell Street 
Cookeville,TN 38501
(931) 252 - 6931

Handseller LLC

Handseller combines traditional CRM functions with its PROPRIETARY SEARCH AND DISCOVERY ENGINE to create the first-ever CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CXM) for Bookstores

157 Madrone Lane N., Suite 206
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-0944

Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Come see how it can boost your store’s profile and increase your sales. And please help us create the 2019 list of IBD exclusives for children!


PO Box 280
Sonoma, CA 95476
(415) 846 - 6131

Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group LLC keeps the world reading by connecting people with content in all forms. Ingram makes global distribution seamless and accessible for publishers, retailers, libraries and educators.

One Ingram Blvd.
La Vergne, TN 37086
(615) 793-5000


Lovepop makes intricate 3D paper art greeting cards that appeal to all ages. Laser cut and hand assembled, this premium product is both card and gift.

125 Lincoln Street, Floor 5
Boston, MA 02111
(910) 612-8743

Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly provides all booksellers with a free yearly subscription. Stop by the PW Station for your FREE subscription and also register for our scholarship program to attend ABA conferences in 2019!


71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1608
New York, NY 10010
(212) 377 - 2200

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

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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