ABA Member Bookstores Eligible for Free BEA Badges

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All ABA Regular Bookstore and Provisional members that register for BookExpo America 2011 are eligible for a number of free badges. (Details of the free badge offer are available to members here.)

All ABA members planning to attend the 2011 show must register via the BEA website. A six-digit ABA Member ID number must be supplied at the time of registration to qualify for the free badges. (Booksellers who don’t know their Member ID number should send an e-mail with the store name, address, and key contact to [email protected] or [email protected].)

This year’s mid-week show schedule starts on Monday, May 23, at New York’s Javits Convention Center with ABA’s Day of Education, BEA conferences, and special events. The trade show floor will be open from Tuesday, May 24, through Thursday, May 26.

The Holiday Inn on 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan has been secured by BEA exclusively for ABA bookseller members attending this year’s show. The special low rate for ABA bookseller members ($175 for one or two beds, single or double occupancy; $190 for triple occupancy; and $205 for a quad) is good until May 3. (Learn more about the hotel and obtain the ABA member booking code here; other hotel options are available via the BEA website.)

To welcome booksellers to New York City and BEA, the Random House Publishing Group will host a hospitality suite with authors in attendance on Sunday evening, May 22, at BEA’s Hotel ABA, the Holiday Inn. (Watch BTW for more details.)

Earlier this month, BEA announced the lineup for this year’s Author Breakfasts. Attendees can purchase tickets via BookExpoAmerica.com.

Watch BTW for updates on the ABA Day of Education, the Town Hall and Annual Membership Meeting, the Celebration of Bookselling Author Awards Luncheon, the ABA Booksellers Lounge, and more.