For ABA Members

BookExpo focuses on what booksellers want most: to discover new titles and authors, maximize the opportunities to network with publishers and peers, and continue learning best practices for running their businesses.

Free ABA Badge Offer

BookExpo welcomes all ABA booksellers and is happy to offer special ABA members-only privileges including a free badge. You need your ABA Member Number during the BookExpo Registration process, if you don't know your ABA Member Number email or call 1-800-637-0037, ext. 7536. For details, visit ABA's Web site.

Register now for BookExpo 2017 – May 31 – June 2 at the Javits Center in NYC.

Exclusive Hotel Specials for ABA Members at BookExpo America (BEA)

Hotel ABA 2016
The Drake Hotel Chicago
140 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611


ABA Event Highlights

Stacy Mitchell

ABA programming for 2016 includes a plenary talk by localism and policy expert Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, followed by roundtable discussions; the return of the popular Publicity Speed Dating; the children’s book authors lunch and authors and illustrators tea, sponsored by the CBC and the ABC Group; the Celebration of Bookselling and Awards Lunch; and more. Visit this page for the complete schedule of ABA events and recommended bookseller education.

ABA Member Lounge

Stop by the ABA Member Lounge located in Booth #721 on the Show Floor.
Here you can relax, network and participate in exclusive author signing sessions and more. Full schedule and details coming soon.

Wednesday, May 31 – 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, June 1 – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, June 2 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ABA Education and Events

In 2014, ABA moves beyond previous years’ single Day of Education, and expands its programming, networking and special events to take place over all four days of the show. In addition to traditional educational offerings—some co-created with BEA—ABA Education delivers two opportunities to maximize this year’s focus on interactions between publishers and booksellers: Meet the Editor and One-on-One Publisher Meetings. Education sessions developed jointly with BEA include Common Core: Update for Booksellers and Librarians, The Future of Brick and Mortar Retailing, How to Manage Social Media with HootSuite, and more.

ABA Members-Only Special Events & Programming

  • Bookseller/Publisher Networking: Meet the Editor and One on One Publisher Meetings
  • ABC Children’s Group Members-Only Illustrator Tour, Speed Dating Lunch & Author Tea (additional fees apply)
  • Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch

For a full schedule of ABA education, events, and recommended BEA programming, please visit the ABA Web site.


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