All staff at American Booksellers Association member stores are invited to cast their ballot to choose the winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards in nine categories.
Every bookseller at an ABA member store is encouraged to vote before the deadline of 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 2; 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 announced in Bookselling This Week on Wednesday, May 9, and will be fêted along with the honor book recipients at ABA’s Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch on Wednesday, May 30, at BookExpo 2018 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Reservations for the lunch are free of charge and open to a maximum of four booksellers per member store location. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Many of the authors, award winners, and nominees will be signing books exclusively for ABA members following the lunch. The deadline for lunch reservations is Wednesday, May 16.
Booksellers are encouraged to cast their ballot now and reserve a seat at the Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch.