Hotel ABA Registration OpensThe American Booksellers Association has announced the opening of registration for Hotel ABA - Brooklyn, the hotel exclusively for ABA member booksellers planning to attend BookExpo America (BEA) 2007.
Approximately one thousand booksellers are expected to stay at the hotel, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, during next year's BEA at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, from Thursday, May 31, to Sunday, June 3.
"We are very pleased to be able to offer our members a wonderful hotel at a very reasonable rate," said ABA COO Oren Teicher, "especially given today's high prices at New York hotels. We're also working on an extraordinary array of special events tied to Brooklyn's literary history that we think booksellers will really enjoy. We'll be providing details about these in the weeks ahead."
A premier hotel with first-class amenities, the Marriott offers ABA member booksellers a special room rate of $159 per night and an extraordinary package of other benefits. In addition, ABA's Thursday Day of Education and the annual Celebration of Bookselling, also planned for Thursday, will be held at the hotel.
Hotel ABA - Brooklyn will include complimentary coffee and pastries each morning; a series of publisher-sponsored receptions, including ARCs, each night;
a special ABA Welcome Table in the hotel lobby where booksellers can pick up BEA badge-holders, copies of the BEA exhibitors' guide, updated information about convention events; and a welcome package with special surprises from ABA and publishers.
The Javits Convention Center will include a special "Hotel ABA - Brooklyn Book Drop," where booksellers who are guests of the hotel will be able to store and ship their books, instead of carrying them back to Brooklyn each night.
ABA members must make their reservations for Hotel ABA via ABA's trade website, BookWeb.org. Reservations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. No private reservations will be accepted directly by the hotel.
The deadline for hotel reservations is Wednesday, March 28. Reservations may be cancelled prior to March 28, without penalty; after the 28th, cancellations and no-shows will incur a $159 charge to the credit card holding the reservation. Questions about hotel reservations should be addressed to ABA's Margaret Nafz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 637-0037, ext. 6614.
Registration for BEA will open online and by phone on Tuesday, November 21. ABA member booksellers will be able to receive $10 off the registration fee via a special code that will be available in a special password-protected area of BookWeb beginning Tuesday, November 21. A coupon for the discount will also be mailed to stores with Book Sense in an upcoming Book Sense Red Box.