Consultation Station

At Winter Institute 9's Consultation Station, bookseller attendees will be able to meet with the following representatives of ABA's affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others.

Please note that if you granted permission for Consultation Station participating companies to contact you directly when you registered for Winter Institute 9, they may reach out to you via email before the event. Booksellers may contact any of these vendors before the Institute to set up appointments.

The following companies will be present at the Consultation Station on Thursday, January 23 from 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and on Friday, January 24 from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location to be announced.

Above the Treeline, Inc.

Above the Treeline, Inc. is the creator of Edelweiss, the online interactive catalog service for the book industry, and Treeline Analytics, a dynamic sales and inventory analysis system for independent bookstores.

120 W. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Addico Solutions Inc. - Basil Bookseller Software

Basil Bookseller Software is the complete bookstore solution, including POS and inventory control - anytime, anywhere.  Our program serves new, used, and online sales, and features integrated customer communication.

1673 Sweet Barley Way
Grayson, GA 30017


Book Industry Charitable Foundation

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation provides financial assistance to booksellers who have a demonstrated personal financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances.

713 W. Ellsworth Road, Suite A
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

BookExpo America

BookExpo America is the largest professional event for the trade publishing industry in North America, with 600+ authors appearing in person and 1,000+ exhibitors.  12,000 trade professional attend annually, including independent booksellers, retailers, librarians, and publishing industry professionals.

383 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851


Booklog offers POS/Inventory management software for a new generation of retailers.

5153 North Clark St., Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60640


Point-of-sale software with inventory and accounting management specially designed for independent booksellers. Rich TitleLink data for virtually every new and old ISBN. Updated PubStock stock price and availability from new and discount wholesalers. Webstore services for consumer browsing, reserving and ordering. Separation of new, remainder and used books. Continually updated and used in 300 stores since 1986.

411 Bernard Ave.
Kelowna, BC
Canada V1Y 6N8


ForeWord Reviews

We are a book review magazine devoted exclusively to the best books coming from independent presses and offering free subscriptions for ABA members.

425 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684


IBID is a POS/Inventory control software provider for independent bookstores.

9825 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090


IndieCommerce staff will be available to meet for individualized one-on-one consultations.

Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group Inc., is the world's largest and most trusted distributor of books, music and media content. Thousands of publishers, retailers, and libraries worldwide use Ingram’s fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand, and realize the full business potential of book content.

One Ingram Blvd.
La Vergne, TN 37086

Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Author Services offers book editing, reviews and marketing for unpublished and self-published authors.

1133 Broadway, Suite 406
New York, NY 10010


Kobo is one of the world's fastest-growing ereading services.  Inspired by a "Read Freely" philosophy, Kobo offers ereaders, tablets, and ebooks.

135 Liberty St., Suite 101
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K1A7


LIBRIS - League of Independent Book Retailer Insurance Services

LIBRIS is an insurance program tailored specifically to booksellers.

8390 E. Crescent Parkway #200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111


NetGalley provides a free service for booksellers and other professional readers to request digital galleys, be invited by publishers to view digital galleys, and provide feedback about new titles.

44 Merrimac St.
Newburyport, MA 01950


PartnerShip offers discounted shipping for all ABA members, including small packages, frieght, and trade show materials.  Keith will be available for consultations in the Galley room.

29077 Clemens Road
Cleveland, OH 44145
800-599-2902, ext. 2254

Paz & Associates: The Bookstore Training Group

Paz & Associates provides 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.

1417 Sadler Road #274
Fernandina Beach, FL 332034

Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly is the international news platform of book publishing and bookselling, covering news, analysis and trends and reviewing books. Founded in 1872 and published continuously since then, the weekly magazine is provided free of charge to all booksellers. PW boasts nearly 400,000 Twitter followers; publishes eight eNewsletters, including Tip Sheet, ShelfTalker and four other blogs; weekly bestsellers lists; and a robust Web site that reaches more than 5,000,000 unique visitors each year. Each year, PW reviews nearly 9,000 books, as well as e-books, apps and audio books, in addition to featuring author interviews and coverage of the world of publishing.

71 West 23rd St., Suite 1608
New York, NY 10010

Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness publishes the bookselling industry's favorite daily read, and offers a customized version of the publication to booksellers for their customers.

1932 1st Ave., Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101

Zola Books

Zola Books' mission is to create an online paradise for book lovers. Zola brings together everything readers do in the real world – browse bookstores, read book reviews, follow authors, share recommendations, and buy all kinds of books. Zola also shares profits with booksellers who recommend books online and off.

242 W 38th Ave., 2nd fl
New York, NY 10018


About ABA

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.








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