Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a nonprofit organization that meets the needs of its core members of independently owned bookstores with retail storefront locations through advocacy, education, research and information dissemination. The ABA, headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., supports free speech, literacy and programs that encourage reading. The association also hosts the annual ABA Convention in conjunction with BookExpo America. Additionally, it is the sponsor of Book Sense: Independent Bookstores for Independent Minds, the national integrated marketing campaign. Book Sense includes the Book Sense Picks program, the Book Sense Bestseller lists, a gift card program and www.booksense.com.