Make an Appointment Now: Ci6 Consultation Station [4]

Children's Institute logo [6]The 2018 Children’s Institute Consultation Station [7], which is open to all institute attendees, will feature representatives from the American Booksellers Association’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

The Consultation Station will be open in the Grand Foyer of the Sheraton New Orleans as follows:

  • Wednesday, June 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 21, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and from 12:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

The 13 vendors will welcome walk-ins during Consultation Station hours, but booksellers can also make appointments with specific vendors in advance; contact information is provided below and on the Consultation Station page on [7].

ABA Diversity Task Force

The ABA Diversity Task Force is a board-appointed task force for the purpose of providing insight to the association as it addresses the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion among member bookstores.

Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor is committed to helping you make lifelong readers. We provide the products and services you need with the best wholesale discount in the market.

Binc Foundation

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is the bookseller’s safety net. Binc provides financial assistance to bookstore employees who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship or emergency circumstances. The foundation was imagined and built by booksellers and proudly continues to help booksellers across the U.S.


With over 33 years in the industry, Booklog offers a complete, robust POS/inventory management solution for today’s retailer.

Chosen Payments

Chosen Payments, servicing more than 24 associations, offers credit card processing to the independent bookseller members of ABA.

Drag Queen Story Hour NYC

Drag Queen Story Hour is a children’s program featuring drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH celebrates diversity, teaches empathy, and helps to curb bullying of LGBTQ kids. Plus, it’s super fun! Learn how to organize your own DQSH from the organizers of DQSH NYC.

Every Child a Reader

Every Child a Reader coordinates Children’s Book Week, which is celebrating 100 years in 2019; the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program, currently Jacqueline Woodson; and Get Caught Reading.

Franklin Fixtures

A longstanding supplier of fixtures, including shelving displays, tables, and counters, for independent bookstores across the country, Franklin Fixtures also provides fixture planning and design and custom solutions at economical prices. 

Handseller LLC

Handseller combines traditional CRM functions with its proprietary search and discovery engine to create the first-ever customer engagement management system (CXM) for bookstores.

Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Come see how it can boost your store’s profile and increase your sales, and help create the 2019 list of IBD exclusives for children.

Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group LLC keeps the world reading by connecting people with content in all forms. Ingram makes global distribution seamless and accessible for publishers, retailers, libraries, and educators.


Lovepop makes intricate 3D paper art greeting cards that appeal to all ages. Laser cut and hand-assembled, this premium product is both card and gift.

Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly provides all booksellers with a free yearly subscription. Stop by the PW table for your free subscription and to register for our scholarship program to attend ABA conferences in 2019.