August 31 Order Deadline for ABC Best Books Catalog

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The 2016 ABC Best Books catalog cover featuring art from catalog cover features an illustration from Ada Twist, Scientist.Orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog are being accepted from ABA member stores through August 31 via a form on

The full-color, 20-page consumer circular, slated to be in stores in early October, will feature more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens. The catalog carries no fourth-quarter branding so booksellers can use it throughout the year. The catalog cover features an illustration from Ada Twist, Scientist, written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts (Abrams Books for Young Readers, September 6).

Members of the ABC Children’s Group at ABA (ABC Group) will automatically receive 250 free catalogs with no imprinting. ABA stores that have opted to receive the Children’s White Box mailing will automatically receive 20 free catalogs with no imprinting. The online order form is for purchasing additional catalogs, either imprinted or plain.

Additional catalogs are available in units of 500 copies. The cost for each additional 500-unit is $25 for ABC Group members and $35 for non-members, shipping included. The one-time plate cost for imprinting, if desired, is $75 for ABC Group members and $125 for non-members. (Full details are available on the order form.)

Orders of up to 5,000 copies may be placed via the online form. For larger orders, stores should contact ABC Group Manager Matthew Zoni via e-mail or at (800) 637-0037, ext. 7551. ABA members interested in joining the ABC Group should contact Member Relationship Manager Catherine Cusick via e-mail or at (800) 637-0037, ext. 7566.