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.

Seminary co-op Bookstore

"BookExpo is a unique opportunity to engage the book industry at every level. The partnership, camaraderie, education, and general revelry in the joys of our strange and wonderful business is inspiring. I always return to the store with fresh ideas and renewed enthusiasm.""

-Jeff Deutsch, Seminary Co-op Bookstores

Free ABA Bookseller Badge Offer

BookExpo welcomes all ABA booksellers and is happy to offer special ABA members-only privileges including a free badge. You will need your ABA Member Number to complete the BookExpo Registration process. If you don't know your ABA Member Number, email or call 1-800-637-0037, ext. 7514. For details, visit ABA's Web site.

Register to Attend BookExpo

Exclusive Hotel Special for ABA Member Booksellers at BookExpo

ABA Hotel 2019

The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel
481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

ABA Member Booksellers will enjoy an exclusive discounted rate of $200 per night, including all taxes and fees.

To book at the ABA rate, booksellers will need to login to with their ABA credentials to access both the discount code password and the link to the hotel booking site.

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ABA Member Lounge & ABA Galley Room

Stop by the ABA Member Lounge and Galley Room on the Show Floor behind UnBound. Here you can relax, find snacks and drinks, network, pick up the latest galleys, participate in exclusive author signing sessions and more. For ABA members only.


Wednesday, May 29 – 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 30 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM*
Friday, May 31 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

*The Lounge will be closed on May 30 from 2:15 to 4:15 for the ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall; but will remain open until 6:00 PM that day

ABA Events and Programming

Beginning on Wednesday, May 29 and continuing throughout BookExpo there will be opportunities for independent booksellers to network and learn. The full schedule of recommended BookExpo programming will be available in the coming weeks.

We want to make BookExpo personal again and make it your gathering to grow your business. Based on our travels talking to independent booksellers throughout the United States, here are some of the new things we are adding to the event this year:

Meet the Editor Meet the Editor gives booksellers the opportunity to experience the book editing process through in-person visits with New York book editors at their offices. Please note that this is not at the Javits Center, but at the Publishers' offices.

Editors Speed Dating At Editors Speed Dating, booksellers will meet with groups of editors to talk about new and upcoming titles.

Publicists Speed Dating ABA member bookstore owners, managers, and event coordinators meet with publicists from several publishers among the participating companies. Representatives from the same store will rotate together to assigned publicists’ tables. During the timed “dates,” booksellers have the chance to promote their stores and discover what publicists look for when planning author tours. Pre-registration will be required; registration will open in April.

Discovering The Vital Bookstore, curated by Franklin Fixtures
What it means for you: An Interactive Experience Led by Experts from Around the Country,
Click here to learn more about The Vital Bookstore.

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