The American Booksellers Association’s member booksellers can register for free badges to BookExpo 2017 and take advantage of a great rate at Hotel ABA — The Row NYC Hotel; however, a limited number of rooms are available. The annual trade show and ABA programming will be held from Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
To receive a free badge, booksellers will need to provide an ABA member number during the BookExpo registration process. Booksellers who don’t know their ABA member ID number should send a request with their name, title, and store name to [email protected] or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 7536.
Thanks to Reed Exhibitions, booksellers can reserve rooms at The Row NYC Hotel at a rate of $200 per night, including all taxes and fees. The ABA member hotel rate is available for the nights of Tuesday, May 30, through Saturday, June 3, 2017; however, the room block is filling and reservations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Row NYC Hotel is located at 700 Eighth Avenue. To access Hotel ABA reservation information, booksellers will need a BookWeb username and password.
ABA’s programming at BookExpo will once again include the association’s Town Hall and Annual Membership meetings; the Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch, followed by exclusive author autographing in the ABA Member Lounge and Galley Room; the opportunity to “Meet the Editor” at publishers’ offices around the city; and, new in 2017, two Publicists Speed Dating sessions. ABA member-only autographing sessions will once again be offered in the ABA Member Lounge following BookExpo’s Adult and Children’s Author breakfasts.
Additional programming for children’s booksellers includes BookExpo’s Middle Grade and YA Book Buzz programs, the ABA/CBC Speed Dating Lunch With Children’s Authors, and the return of the Silent Auction of children’s book art to benefit American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and Every Child a Reader. For the first time, the auction will feature the announcement of the Children’s Book Council’s Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award winners.
More on ABA programming at BookExpo can be found on BookWeb.org and watch for updates in future issues of Bookselling This Week.
General questions about registration should be addressed to the BookExpo customer service team at [email protected].