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 are the makers of Edelweiss+, the book industry’s interactive digital catalog service, as well as Edelweiss Analytics, sales and inventory analysis tools.

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


Leading Point-of-Sale / Inventory Control system for Booksellers.  Offsite Sales, Book Fairs, Gift Cards, Credit Cards, Multi-Store and remote access options.  Configuration options for any size bookstore.

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

Applied Merchant

Applied Merchant’s ABA Endorsed Exclusive Member Benefit Program is designed to help ABA members save money and grow their business. To get details please contact Jeff Gallo (800) 236-2179 or

26775 Malibu Hills Rd, 2nd Floor
Calabasas, CA 91301
(800) 236-2179

Baker & Taylor

As a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, Baker & Taylor is part of the largest distributor of digital and physical media with sales in excess of $3 billion serving schools, libraries, colleges and retailers of all sizes.

2550 W. Tyvola Rd., Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28278
(704) 998-3325

Basil Software

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

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


Batch is a UK-based program that enables bookstores to view all of their invoices online, integrate with their stock and accounts packages, and make a single payment to all of their vendors on Batch. It is fully operable in the UK and is currently being tested in the U.S.
To set up an appointment, send an e-mail to Fraser Tanner or call +44 207 421 4660.
For more information, visit

6 Bell Yard
London, UK WC2A 2JR
+44 207 421 4660

Binc Foundation

Established in 1996, Binc is dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance to bookstore employees. Binc has distributed over $6.1 M to stabilize over 7,100 households across the nation.  From disaster relief to homelessness prevention to scholarships Binc is here for booksellers.

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

BookExpo & BookCon

BookExpo - May 30th thru June 1st in NYC

BookExpo 2018 has been re-imagined with a renewed focus on the vibrant future of Independent Booksellers. It’s been designed to offer you a unique, new approach, to chat with editors and publicists to obtain a rich understanding of forthcoming books.  These direct viewpoints from the editors and authors  will help you better serve your customers. The combination of ABA education, BookExpo’s re-designed show floor and unique NYC experiences will provide the valuable insights you need to secure author appearances, generate store traffic, source new products and run a more profitable business. Join us at BookExpo 2018; where independent booksellers are the VIPs.

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


With over 1300 users throughout the world, Booklog provides a dynamic POS/Inventory Management software that will meet the needs for a successful retail operation. 

5153 North Clark Street, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-4437, ext. 229


Robust POS/inventory software offering outstanding care and support specifically for North American independent booksellers. Integrated webstore, payment processing, gift cards, multi-store, offsite sales, bibliographic data, electronic receiving, analytics and loads more.

411 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, BC, Canada, V1Y6N8
(250) 763-4415

Children’s Book Council/Every Child a Reader

Sign up for indie booksellers for the 99 th Children’s Book Week, April 30-May 6, 2018.

54 W. 39th St., 14th floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 966-1990 /

Chuck Robinson Associates

173 Rosemary Way
Lynden, WA 98264

Computac, Inc.

Point of Sale and inventory management for Book Stores and Retail.

162 N. Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784
(603) 298-5721

DartFrog Books

DartFrog provides independent bookstores with a solution for self-published authors/books. No cost to bookstores, our model pays stores for referring self-published authors to DartFrog. We evaluate the books, select and distribute the truly excellent, and provide detailed feedback (and a second submission opportunity) to authors whose books are not yet bookstore quality.

PO Box 867
Manchester, VT  05254
(802) 430-6428

Franklin Fixtures, LLC

Creating display fixtures and shelving, specializing in the custom needs of independent bookstores since 1974. Safe, sustainable design that supports the silent sales force (fixtures) in their successful work, every day. 

621 Maxwell Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 252-6931

Gardners Books

Gardners is the UK’s largest book wholesaler.  We stock Europe’s most comprehensive catalogue of English-language books and sidelines, all of which can be shipped to any US bookstore within 24 hours

1 Whittle Drive
Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6QH, UK
+44 1323 525664

Hummingbird Digital Media

Hummingbird supplies a robust, free e-book and/or audiobook platform. Bookseller-branded storefront and app. Your customers, your universe. Turnkey, little to no staff time required. Free marketing tools to help you succeed.

2350 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 146B
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 355-5259


IBID provides POS and inventory control software for single or multi location book retailers. The software is browser based. 

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

Independent Bookstore Day

Check out some of the exclusive items available for Bookstore Day 2018! Booksellers can also place their IBD orders in person, ask questions, buy t-shirts and tote bags, and get all the information they need to make IBD 2018 the best one yet. 

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

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, learn about BookLove, Indie Vault, and more.

One Ingram Blvd.
La Vergne, TN  37086
(615) 793-5000

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.

One Ingram Blvd.
La Vergne, TN  37086
(615) 793-5000


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.

One Ingram Blvd.
La Vergne, TN  37086
(615) 793-5000

LIBRIS - Tailored affordable insurance

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 rates you deserve.  Libris 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.

8000 E. Maplewood Avenue, Suite 350
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Toll Free: (888) 694-8585
Direct: (303) 834-4539 is the audiobook platform for independent bookstores. Learn more at
P.O. Box 70525
Seattle, WA 98127
(413) 206-9290

Literary Hub / Book Marks

A resource for booksellers, librarians, and publishers, Book Marks is Lit Hub’s book review vertical. Helping all readers find the books they’ll love by amplifying the impact of professional literary criticism.

154 W 14th Street 
New York, NY 10011

Lovepop, Inc.

Lovepop combines art with engineering to make 3D paper art cards containing elaborate sculptures for all occasions.

61 Chatham Street, Floor 5
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 531-0330 


NetGalley is an industry-standard service to help readers of influence discover and recommend new books to their audiences. NetGalley delivers secure, digital galleys to professional readers on behalf of over 300 publishers worldwide, to help promote and market new books. Over 360,000 early influencers use NetGalley to discover new books.

44 Merrimac Street 
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-755


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 Ballroom E

29077 Clemens Road
Cleveland, OH 44145
(800) 599-2902

Paz & Associates

Ideas, inspiration, and best practices for retail booksellers world-wide available through workshop retreats, education and training resources, a free seasonal e-newsletter, and individual coaching and consulting. 

1417 Sadler Road, #274
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 277-2664


Designed to spark a national conversation about reading, literacy & the books that have inspired, moved & shaped us, THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an 8-part PBS series that encompasses digital & social media initiatives & community outreach.

2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington VA 22202

Pop Culture Classroom

We provide professional development support for booksellers on the opportunities with the rapidly growing graphic novel category with a goal toward creating long lasting partnerships with K-12 educators, school and public librarians.  

2760 W 5th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
(443) 257-7292

Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly is the international news and pre-publication reviews platform of the book publishing and selling receives more than one million monthly visitors and is the preferred site for booksellers.   

71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1608
New York, NY 10010
(212) 377-5500

Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness offers booksellers a FREE customized version of Shelf Awareness for Readers for your customers! The newsletter is co-branded with your logo, links to your website, features your social media, links reviews to your e-commerce, features your events, and offers the option of customizing your own editorial and ad.

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

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.

10319 Westlake Drive #104
Bethesda, MD 20817
(701) 404-WNDB

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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