Today, April 24, is the deadline for booksellers at American Booksellers Association member stores across the country to vote for the winners of the 2019 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards.
ABA member booksellers can go online now to choose their favorite titles from a list of finalists in nine categories, which ABA released on April 3. The winners will be announced in Bookselling This Week on Wednesday, May 1.
All of this year’s finalists represent the types of books that indie booksellers champion best. The E.B. White Read-Aloud finalists also reflect the playful, well-paced language, the engaging themes, and the universal appeal to a wide range of ages embodied by E.B. White’s collection of beloved books.
Every bookseller at an ABA member store is encouraged to vote; one ballot per person will be accepted. One book in each category will be declared the winner, with the exception of the Picture Book Hall of Fame, where booksellers will choose three inductees. The winners will be celebrated along with the honor book recipients at the new Indies Choice and E.B. White Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 30, at 1:15 p.m., which will take place on the Choice Stage on the showroom floor at BookExpo 2019 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.