Reserve Now to Speed Date, Celebrate, Sip Tea, and Bid Till Your Heart’s Content

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There’s still time to make your reservations for four outstanding events at BookExpo America:

  • Speed Dating With Children’s Authors (May 24, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)  Open to booksellers and librarians only. This event is free, but advance registration is required and space is limited. To reserve a spot, send an e-mail with your full name, store, library, or company affiliation, store address (street, city, state, and zip), and e-mail address. (Learn more).
  • ABA’s Celebration of Bookselling Author Awards Luncheon (May 24, 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.)  Open exclusively to two booksellers from each ABA member store. Space is limited; reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Each bookseller who would like to attend the Celebration Luncheon should complete the electronic reservation form on as soon as possible. Questions regarding the luncheon should be sent via e-mail to Mark Nichols, ABA development officer. (Learn more.)
  • Tea With Children’s Authors (May 25, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)  Open to booksellers and librarians; advance reservations are required. Tickets are $15. Purchase tickets via an electronic form on (Learn more.)
  • ABC Children’s Group Silent Auction and Reception (May 25, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)  Open to all BEA attendees. This ticketed event will benefit the ABFFE Fund for Free Speech in Children’s Books. Tickets are available through ABA via an electronic form on Tickets purchased in advance are $69 for bookseller members of the ABC Children’s Group at ABA and $89 for all others. If tickets are still available once BEA begins, they will be sold at the Silent Auction Preview and at the Reception on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets purchased onsite will cost $79 for ABC Group members and $99 for all others. (Learn more.)