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 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.

Check back soon to find out when you can register for BookExpo 2019

Exclusive Hotel Special for ABA Member Booksellers at BookExpo

ABA Hotel 2018

The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel
481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001
(212) 971-0101

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.

Login to now!

ABA Member Lounge & ABA Galley Room

Stop by the ABA Member Lounge and Galley Room on the Show Floor near the entrance of Hall D. 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 – 6:00 PM
Friday, May 31 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

ABA Events and Programming

Beginning on Wednesday May 30th 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:

Editors’ Hours
What it means for you: Valuable Chats Between Booksellers and Editors Designed to Inform Your Recommendations and Drive Sales

Publicist Speed Dating & Meet-Ups
What it means for you: Bring More of the Best Authors to Events in Your Stores

1-Stop Source For Toys, Remainders, Sidelines & Café Products & Education
What it means for you: Gain Insights Beyond Books with Education Focused on Selling Toys, Maximizing Sidelines, and Café Sales

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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