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 Inc.

    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