Registration for BookExpo 2018 opened on Wednesday, November 15. The annual trade show, which will feature a variety of programming for American Booksellers Association members, will be held from Wednesday, May 30, through Friday, June 1, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
To receive a free badge to the show, booksellers at ABA member stores will need to provide an ABA member ID number during the BookExpo registration process. Booksellers who don’t know their ABA member ID number should send a request with their name, title, and store name to email@example.com or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 7536.
Thanks to a significant financial commitment from Reed Expositions, ABA member booksellers can reserve rooms at the 2018 Hotel ABA — The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel — at a rate of $200 per night, including all taxes and fees (a $33 per night added value). The ABA member hotel rate is available for the nights of Sunday, May 27, through Sunday, June 3, 2018; however, the room block is limited and reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The New Yorker Hotel is located at 481 Eighth Avenue in New York City, between 34th and 35th Street. To access Hotel ABA reservation information, booksellers will need a BookWeb username and password (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for login details). The deadline to get this rate is May 14, 2018, or when the block sells out, whichever comes first.
ABA’s programming at BookExpo will begin with a reception on Tuesday night, May 29, and close on Friday, June 1. Plans are underway for a number of members-only events at BookExpo, including the annual Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch, Publicists Speed Dating sessions, special events for children’s booksellers, and author signings in the lounge.
Once again this year, ABA is partnering with the Children’s Book Council to present the annual Silent Art Auction to Benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and Every Child a Reader. The event, to be held on Wednesday, May 30, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center, will feature the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards.
Watch Bookselling This Week for announcements about ABA programming at BookExpo, and take a look at ABA’s 2017 programming, which offers an idea of what will be on tap for 2018.
General questions about registration should be addressed to the BookExpo customer service team at email@example.com.