Make an Appointment Now: Wi14 Consultation Station [3]

Winter Institute 14 logo

Winter Institute 2019 [5]’s Consultation Station [6], 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 Upper West Foyer of the Albuquerque Convention Center as follows:

  • Thursday, January 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (with a break for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, January 25, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (with a break for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

The 33 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 [6] on

2020 Vision USA

2020 Vision USA supplies trendy eyewear to independent bookstores around the country. They are an eco-friendly brand with an innovative product and a desire to promote positive change in the world with a policy of giving back to the American Booksellers for Free Expression.

Above the Treeline/Edelweiss 

Above the Treeline offers Edelweiss and Treeline Analytics, web-based tools for the book industry to help connect readers with books.


Anthology is a point of sale/inventory control solution offering software, POS hardware, and Dell computers for in-store, off-site, multi-store, and remote access. Optional modules are available for credit cards and gift cards.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Jim Bean [11] or call (800) 819-0095, ext. 103.
  • For more information, visit [12].

Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor strives to bring joy and enrichment to life by connecting people to books, music, and movies through passionate team members and innovative services.

Basil Software

Basil Bookseller Software is a complete, web-based inventory control system that supports new, used, and online book sales. Now with mobile capability, Basil provides even more options for businesses on the go.

Bertram Books

With 50 years of experience in supplying the book trade, Bertram Books is a leading global book wholesaler offering book supply from over 6,500 publishers.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Iain Affleck [17] or call +44 7867 341523.
  • For more information, visit [18].

Book Depot

Book Depot is North America’s largest bargain book wholesaler, with over 40,000 unique titles priced at 75 to 90 percent off publishers’ list and new titles added daily.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Rick Mechelse [19] or call (800) 801-7193.
  • For more information, visit [20].

Book Industry Charitable Foundation

The Binc Foundation provides financial assistance to brick-and-mortar bookstore employees working full- or part-time who demonstrate a personal financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstance.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Pam French [21] or call (734) 477-4789.
  • For more information, visit [22].

Bookazine Co., Inc

Bookazine is a full-service wholesaler offering a wide-ranging and deep inventory of new releases and bestselling backlist, with expertise in children’s titles, small press and regional titles, and pop culture titles, including graphic novels and manga. We supply books to thousands of bookstores and libraries throughout the U.S. and around the world. We enjoy positive business relationships with more than 25,000 publishers worldwide, and are uniquely positioned just minutes from Manhattan.  


BookExpo is the most important event to learn about and source the best new titles for your store. In addition to hearing from blockbuster and debut authors and their editors, you will develop relationships with publishing houses of all sizes to help you merchandise, market, and sell more books. In 2019, you will also be able to source the most unique assortment of non-book items at our new section, Unbound, a thoughtful collection of bookish goods. Join us at BookExpo 2019 and get an edge to help grow your margins and best serve your community


With over 33 years in the industry and more than 1,300 users throughout the world, Booklog offers a complete, robust POS/inventory management solution for today’s retailer.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Gwen Fishbeck [27] or call (773) 275-4437, ext. 227.
  • For more information, visit [28].

Children’s Book Council

Children’s Book Week is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. We’d love more indie bookstores to join the April 29 to May 5 festivities!

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Ryan Mita [29] or call (212) 996-1990.
  • For more information, visit [30].

Chosen Payments

Chosen Payments, servicing more than 24 associations, is pleased to offer credit card processing to the independent bookseller members of ABA. We are dedicated to providing low-cost, fast-funding, and technology-driven merchant processing solutions to book retailers, backed by our experienced 24/7 customer service team.

The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)

CLMP ensures a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by helping small literary publishers work better. We provide direct technical assistance to independent literary publishers and produce programs designed to bring the many communities our work touches together, including readers, writers, literary translators, booksellers, educators, and librarians. CLMP carries out this mission so that essential literary voices from all corners can make their way from writers to readers.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Montana Agte-Studier [33] or call (212) 741-9110, ext. 12.
  • For more information, visit [34].

Franklin Fixtures

Franklin Fixtures, which has been serving indies since 1974, supplies floor units and mobile fixtures for new and growing indie bookstores. Get a free consultation about your needs and take advantage of show specials for Wi14 attendees.

Gardners/All Media Supply

Leading wholesalers Gardners and All Media Supply combine to bring you the widest possible range of British books and sidelines. Fast delivery options back to store or direct to consumer.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Christine Cawley [37] or call +44 1323 525664.
  • For more information, visit [38].

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.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Theresa Savage [39] or call (206) 842-0944.
  • For more information, visit [40].

Hummingbird Digital Media

Hummingbird supplies indies with a platform allowing them to sell e-books from a catalog of more than 3,400 publishers’ titles, including the Big 5. Seamlessly integrates with IndieCommerce and IndieLite.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Josh Mettee [41] or call (559) 490-0206.
  • For more information, visit [42].

IBID Inc./WordStock

IBID provides browser-based POS and inventory control software for single or multi-location book retailers. This week, IBID and WordStock [43] announced that the companies will be joining forces to offer the most complete set of bookstore point-of-sale products and services.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to David Walton [44] or call (412) 369-5990.
  • For more information, visit [45].

iMerchant by Computac LLC

Computac offers a point-of-sale and inventory management system for bookstores.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Mark Warner  [46]or call (603) 298-5721, ext. 135.
  • For more information, visit [47].

Independent Bookstore Day

Check out the 2019 IBD catalog of exclusives, see some items in person, and have all your Bookstore Day questions answered in one place.


indiCo supports indies by offering quality products for retail sales or daily operation use. Participants benefit from substantially lower prices, low minimum orders, free customization, and fast fulfillment. 

Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group LLC keeps the world reading by connecting people with content in all forms. Stop by to see the newest iPage enhancements or to learn about BookLove, Indie Vault, and more.

Ingram Publisher Services

Ingram Publisher Services LLC brings you a trusted distribution network combined with a sales team of passionate book lovers and access to the industry’s leading e-book and print-on-demand technologies. Stop by to discuss our upcoming spring titles.


Together we share your story with the world. IngramSpark® is a self-publishing platform with fully integrated digital, wholesale, and distribution services. It’s your story; we help you do more with it.


Created by ABA, the League of Independent Book Retailer Insurance Services has been working with independent bookstores and publishers since 1997. Libris works directly with business owners as well as with local agents around the country. In today’s highly competitive business environment, independent bookstores need every advantage to succeed. Libris provides that advantage when it comes to business insurance: Independent bookstores receive broad coverage at a competitive price.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Whitney Balaun [56] or call (888) 694-8585.
  • For more information, visit [57]. is the audiobook platform for more than 1,000 independent bookstore locations. We make it possible to sell digital audiobooks through a co-branded storefront. It’s free and easy to get started.

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Mark Pearson [58] or call (413) 206-9290.
  • For more information, visit [59].

MVB US, Inc.

Pubeasy is a web-based ordering system used by booksellers all over the world. Pubnet enables efficient EDI ordering between booksellers and publishers in North America. 

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Ted Hill [60] or call (917) 733-3786.
  • For more information, visit [61].

National Book Foundation

The National Book Foundation, best known for the National Book Awards, produces numerous educational and public programs in cities throughout the United States that help connect readers to books in new and meaningful ways. 

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Whitney Hu [62] or call (212) 685-0261.
  • For more information, visit [63].

Paz & Associates

Paz & Associates offers ideas, inspiration, and best practices for retail booksellers worldwide through seminars, workshop retreats, training guides and videos, a free seasonal e-newsletter, and individual coaching and consulting.


ReadTribe is a reader-to-book-club matching website where each registered book club links to an indie bookstore. Help your customers find the right book club while driving more sales to your store. 

  • To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Anne Delong [66] or call (303) 284-0194.
  • For more information, visit [67].

Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness offers booksellers a free, customized version of Shelf Awareness for Readers for customers that is co-branded with the bookstore’s logo and links back to the store’s website, features the store’s social media, links reviews to the store’s e-commerce, features the store’s events, and offers the option of customizing an editorial.

W.G. Ellerkamp Co.

Supplier of paper and plastic bags, gift wrap, reusable totes, and bookmarks for ABA member booksellers.