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The ABC Children's Group is dedicated to the enrichment and expansion of children's departments and bookstores, and their readers.
Annual dues are $50.
Bookseller benefits include:
Authors, illustrators, publishers, and other supporters of children’s bookselling can request a mailing list of bookstore members. Publisher subscribers can submit titles for consideration to include in the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog, the summer reading program, and the Indies Introduce program.
The entire ABA community benefits from the work and mission of the ABC Group. Any ABA bookstore, regardless of ABC membership, may attend children's bookselling-focused education at ABA events and receive 20 free Best Books for Young Readers catalogs in the box mailing with the option to purchase additional quantities.
Bookstores: Join as an ABC Group Subscriber. You may also opt-in to the ABC Group with your renewal submission.
If you are not currently an ABA member, join ABA and select the opt-in to ABC Children's Group membership on your application.
Publishers*, Authors, Illustrators and Industry Friends: Join as an ABC Group Subscriber.
*Publishers must be ABA members to subscribe to the ABC Children's Group. Authors and illustrators do not need to be ABA members in order to subscribe to the ABC Children's Group.
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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