Monday, April 1, is the deadline for ABA member booksellers to secure the special room rate for reservations at Hotel ABA — the Grand Hyatt New York — at BookExpo America 2013. The hotel, located at 42nd Street and Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, offers single and double rooms at the special nightly rate of $255, plus tax (currently 14.75 percent) and a $3.50 per night occupancy fee for stays from Monday, May 27, through Sunday, June 2.
Every member store in good standing that books a room at Hotel ABA by April 1 will be entered into a random drawing for free hotel nights, courtesy of BEA. There are 56 prizes, so the odds of winning are good. BEA is giving away:
- 1 grand prize of four free hotel nights (room and tax)
- 5 second place prizes of three free hotel nights (room and tax)
- 15 third place prizes of two free hotel nights (room and tax)
- 35 fourth place prizes of one free hotel night (room and tax)
Access to the Hotel ABA reservations page is open to ABA member booksellers only. Details about special events at the hotel, including parties on the nights of May 28 and 29, will be provided in upcoming editions of Bookselling This Week and in the special BookWeb section on BEA.
ABA bookstore members are eligible for complimentary badges for the trade show. Registration is via BookExpoAmerica.com.
Bookselling Today & ABA Education begins on Wednesday morning, May 29, at the Javits Convention Center, and the ABA Town Hall and Annual Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, May 30. Complete ABA program details are available here.
The BEA Remainders and Gift pavilions will open on May 29; the main trade show exhibit area will be open from Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1.
Questions about ABA’s participation in the show should be addressed to the association’s Member Relationship Managers: