Consultation Station

    Bookseller attendees will be able to meet with representatives of ABA's affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others at the Consultation Station.

    Booksellers are encouraged to contact any of these vendors before the Institute to set up appointments.

    Check back often for additions and updates.

    Applied Merchant (formerly Bancard)

    Merchant Credit Card Payment Processing Services. 

    26775 Malibu Hills Rd, 2nd Floor
    Calabasas, CA 91301
    (800) 748-6901


    Ask ABA

    Meet with ABA Member Relationship Managers, Catherine Cusick (GLIBA, MIBA, NAIBA, NEIBA regions) and Nathan Halter (MPIBA, NCIBA, PNBA, SCIBA, SIBA regions) to review benefits and more. 

    333 Westchester Avenue, Suite S202
    White Plains, New York 10604
    (800) 637-0037

    Baker & Taylor

    Baker & Taylor is the proud lead sponsor of the ABC Children's Institute. We are one of the world's largest distributors of digital and physical media with sales in excess of $1 billion; headquartered in Charlotte, NC with over 185 years of experience in Media Distribution. 

    2550 W. Tyvola Road
    Charlotte, NC 28278
    (704) 998-3325

    Basil Software

    ONE comprehensive system for ALL of your bookstore needs: POS and Inventory control - anytime, anywhere; new, used and online sales, with integrated customer communication - from any computer with internet connection.  

    407 Silvermist Court
    Loganville, GA 30052
    (678) 267-2974

    Binc Foundation

    The Binc Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing emergency personal financial assistance to bookstore employees. 

    In addition, BINC offers higher education scholarships for bookstore employees ad dependents and professional scholarships for booksellers. 

    713 W. Ellsworth Road, Suite A
    Ann Arbor, MI 48101
    (866) 733-9064


    Booklog is a leading POS/Inventory Management system used by over 1300 retailers around the world.  Easy to use, Booklog software will track inventory, customers and sales for a robust retail solution.

    5153 N. Clark Street, Suite 207
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 275-4437, ext. 224

    Elsewhere Editions

    Elsewhere editions is a new imprint from Archipelago Books devoted to translating imaginative works if children's literature that might otherwise remain inaccessible to young English language readers. 

    232 Third Street, #A111
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
    (718) 852-6134

    IBID Inc.

    IBID is a Point of Sale / Inventory Control software for independent retail books stores. 

    9825 Perry Highway
    Wexford, PA 15090
    (412) 369-5990


    IndieCommerce users one-on-one appointments will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The appointments will be held in Hibiscus. 

    Please complete this form to request an appointment.

    Time slots are limited so choose multiple options; we will try to accommodate your first request. You will receive an email confirmation prior to Ci4 with your appointment date and time. Should you need to move or cancel your appointment please email as soon as possible. 

    333 Westchester Avenue, Suite S202
    White Plains, NY 10604
    (800) 637 - 0037

    LIBRIS Insurance Program

    Created by the ABA, the League of Independent Book Retailer Insurance Services (LIBRIS) has been working with independent bookstores since 1997 to provide quality and low cost business insurance products.  

    8390 E. Crescent Pkway #200
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111
    (888) 694-8585


    The ABA Shipping Program, managed by Partnership®, provides members with discounts on small package and freight shipments with FedEx, UPS Freight, YRC Freight and others. Visit to enroll today.

    Partnership® will be located in the Galley Room, but will be available to meet for individual on-on-one consultations.

    Please contact Keith Korhely at (216) 644-5557 in order to set up an appointment.

    29077 Clemens Rd.
    Cleveland, OH 44145
    (800) 599-2902, ext. 2254