Consultation Station

Bookseller attendees will be able to meet with representatives of ABA's affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others at the Consultation Station.

Booksellers are encouraged to contact any of these vendors before the Institute to set up appointments.

Check back often for additions and updates.

Above the Treeline / Edelweiss

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

120 West Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 996-2730


Point-of-Sale / Inventory Control Solution for independent booksellers. Software, POS hardware and Dell computers. In Store, Off-Site Sales and Remote Access.  Optional modules: Credit Card, Gift Card, Used Books, QB Links

733 E. Eighth, Suite 103
Traverse City, MI 49686
(800) 819-0095, ext. 103

Applied Merchant

AMS is the endorsed merchant service provider offering exclusive rates to ABA members. Accept every type of payment in any type of enviroment including: face-to-face, ecommerce, mobile, invoicing, and reoccurring.

26775 Malibu Hills Road, 2nd Floor
Calabasas, CA 91301
(800) 236-2179, ext. 7825

Basil Software

Basil Bookseller Software is the only complete, web-based inventory control system that supports new, used, and online book sales. And now with mobile capability, we provide even more options for business on-the-go.

407 Silvermist Court
Loganville, GA 30052
(678) 267-2974

Binc Foundation

The Binc Foundation is dedicated exclusively to supporting the people who work in bookstores. Binc has assisted more than 7,000 households in thousands of communities across the U.S.. Binc has provided more than $6M in financial assistance and scholarships since 1996.

713 W. Ellsworth Road, Suite A
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 477-4789

BookExpo & BookCon

BookExpo is a premium trade event driven by business meetings, innovative conference and author Interactions. BookCon is the number one event to launch books and generate meaningful in-person and social engagement between authors, fans, brands and media.

383 Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 840-5454


Leading POS/Inventory management software with all the latest in retail technology. The solution to manage your retail operation successfully. 

5153 N. Clark, # 207 
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-4437, ext. 229

Children's Book Council

Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader bring you the 98th annual Children's Book Week: May 1-7, 2017.  We are looking to increase indie bookstore support!

54 W. 39th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 996-1990


973 Nakata Ave NW
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


Point of Sale and Inventory control software specifically designed for retail book stores. 

9825 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 369-5990

Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every bookstore throws a different party, but in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, IBD features exclusive books and literary items only available on that day. Not before. Not online. Never on Amazon. It’s Christmas in April. Join the party!

P.O. Box 280
Sonoma, CA 95476
(415) 846-6131

Indies Forward

Indies Forward is a new, volunteer-run organization dedicated to making bookselling a viable and rewarding career for emerging generations of booksellers through career development and networking opportunities. 

(503) 954-4976 

Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group is a trusted leader in providing comprehensive, global content distribution services to publishers, retailers, libraries and educational institutions.

One Ingram Blvd. 
LaVergne, TN 37086
(615) 793-5000 / (800) 937-8000

Ingram Content Group | IngramSpark

Together we share your story with the world. IngramSpark is a self publishing platform with fully integrated digital, wholesale and distrubution services.

One Ingram Blvd. 
LaVergne, TN 37086
(615) 793-5000 / (800) 937-8000 

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. Our distribution network includes Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Ingram Publisher Services, Legato, Perseus Distribution and Publishers Group West.

One Ingram Blvd. 
LaVergne, TN 37086
(615) 793-5000 / (800) 937-8000


Kickstarter is a platform that helps booksellers and other literary types raise funds and connect with community.


LIBRIS was formed in 1997 by the ABA to provide affordable business insurance protection for its independent bookstore members.  As an independent book retailer we want to make sure you have the coverage you need at the rate you deserve. This is a one of a kind program available through your local broker or direct. Please let us know what we can do to help you have peace of mind for when disaster hits. 

8390 E Crescent Parkway, Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(888) 694-8585 or (303) 319-9121 enables independent stores to sell digital audiobooks through a co-branded experience.

P.O. Box 70525
Seattle, WA 98127
(203) 730-2463

Literary Hub

Literary Hub is a single, trusted, daily source for all the news, ideas, and richness of contemporary literary life, with over 200 partners, including many independent bookstores.  

154 14th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10011

National Book Foundation, presenter of the Book Awards

The mission of the National Book Foundation and the the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American Literature, to expand its audience, and to embrace the cultural value of great writing in America. 

90 Broad Street, Suite 604
New York, NY 10004
(212) 685-0261


More than 350 publishers worldwide use NetGalley to interact with more than 350,000 professional readers. Booksellers, librarians, educators, reviewers, bloggers, and media can register for free, request digital galleys, be invited to access a title by a publisher, and provide valuable feedback. NetGalley members can view secure digital galleys on all major reading devices.

44 Merrimac Street 
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-7755


The ABA Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®, provides members with discounts on small package and freight shipments with FedEx, UPS Freight, YRC Freight, and others. Visit to enroll today.

* PartnerShip will be located in the Hyatt Exhibit Hall.

29077 Clemens Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44145
(800) 599-2909, ext. 2254

Paz & Associates

Ideas, inspiration, and best practices for retail booksellers worldwide available 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 32034
(904) 277-2664

Reading Group Choices

Reading Group Choices (est. 1994) develops resources to enhance the reading group experience. Book recommendations and discussion questions are available in their annual print guide, monthly eNewsletter, and website.

113 Bascom Place
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 572-9496

Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness offers booksellers a free newsletter cobranded with your logo that links to your website, features your social media, links reviews to your e-commerce, features your events, and offers the option of writing your own intro and placing an ad.

811 1st Avenue, Suite 315
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 274-8144

W.G. Ellerkamp Co.

Indie Bound retail bags - recycled paper and biodegradable plastic. Awesome gift wrapping paper, re-usable totes, handmade journals, and gift card folders.

49 Vose Farm Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
(800) 805-0012

We Need Diverse Books

We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.

5512 Whitley Park Terrace
Bethesda, MD 20814
(484) 888-3277

Women’s National Book Association / National Reading Group Month

WNBA promotes the value of books and shared reading with National Reading Group Month (October) and annual Great Group Reads recommended books, including marketing, display, book club, events opportunities for bookstores.

Women's National Book Association 
P.O. Box 237, FDR Station
New York, NY 10150
(612) 382-5868 (S. Walker mobile);
(704) 359-7339 (K. Knox mobile) /


 [i]merchant is a point of sale and inventory management system predominantly for the independent bookseller.   We provide an inventory management system for POS, ordering, receiving, returns, customer tracking along with EDI – Electronic Ordering and electronic communications with services such as ATL – Above The Tree Line, Fillz, Indie Bound, Monsson, Neilson, Edelweiss, our own proprietary, and Scan Based Trading.

162 North Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784 
(603) 298-5721, ext. 142 

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

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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