Winter Institute 2018 - Hotel, Travel & Sights

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Wi13 events will be held at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel and the Memphis Cook Convention Center,
which is connected to the Sheraton via a skybridge.

Sheraton Hotel Memphis BOOK A ROOM AT A NEARBY HOTEL

Accommodations within the ABA block may remain at the
Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown, Comfort Inn, Courtyard Marriott,
Residence Inn, and SpringHill Suites.

For hotel questions contact the ABA Winter Institute Housing Bureau
Toll Free: (844) 460-9823, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 9:00 pm ET
International: (704) 751-4155, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 9:00 pm ET
Email: [email protected]

On Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21, from 12pm to 8pm CT, call 703-343-6930.


Delta Air Lines offers special discounts for travelers to the ABA Winter Institute.
Reservations and ticketing are available at Select “Book Your Flight,”  and enter the meeting code in the box provided. The Wi13 meeting code is NMNY9. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at (800)328- 1111, Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm CDT. (There is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the Delta reservation 800-number.)

Delta Airlines plane

  • Discounts apply to round-trip travel only
  • Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons, or promotional offers
  • Fare rules will determine eligibility



Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Memphis, Tennessee, between  January 14, 2018 and February 2, 201​8​.​​ ​To book your reservation call Amtrak at (800)872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please refer to Convention Fare Code X66F-974 when making your reservation. Conventions cannot be booked via Amtrak's website. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela service. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class, or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.


Memphis is a sightseer's dream so to help you choose where to go, here are our top three must-see picks!

The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel
Receive a $2 discount off admission when you show your Wi13 badge during museum hours, Saturday, January 20, to Saturday, January 27, 2018 (closed on Tuesday).
An extraordinary, one of a kind, interactive museum. You may need to extend your stay in Memphis for an extra day to take it all in. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine, and many commemorative activities are being planned. The Main Street Trolley stops at the front door.
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Whatever your musical tastes, you are sure to enjoy the innovative exhibits, the music, Recording Studio A, and the digitally re-mastered CDs in the gift shop.  The Memphis Hop can get you there.
Visit Graceland
Special 10% discount for Wi13 badge holders from Saturday, January 20, to Saturday, January 27, 2018. Bring your Wi13 badge to receive discount.
Home, of course, to Elvis Presley — then and now — and the new Elvis Presley entertainment and exhibit complex. Present your Winter Institute badge at the Graceland ticket office and receive a 10% discount on the retail price of the “Elvis Experience + Planes” or the “VIP Entourage + Planes” tours.

Visit to find the best in Memphis transportation options, attractions, restaurants, history, nightlife, and other things to do.

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.


PRESS INQUIRIES: [email protected]

INDIECOMMERCE: [email protected]

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: [email protected]



Copyright 2024 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement