Education

17 Nov

Twenty-three Winter Institute Scholarship Winners Announced

Twenty-two lucky booksellers were recently informed that they were the recipients of publisher-sponsored scholarships to the American Booksellers Association's first annual Winter Institute. In addition, ABA announced the winner of its Emerging Leader Scholarship, awarded to a bookseller who has been in the business for less than two years and who shows a commitment to furthering the success of independent bookselling.

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10 Nov

California Dreaming: Scholarships A-Plenty for Winter Institute

The American Booksellers Association's first annual Winter Institute, to be held on January 26 and 27, 2006, in Long Beach, California, is gearing up to be a winter wonderland of excellent educational programs and networking for attending booksellers. The weekend in California is certain to prove even more rewarding for booksellers who have won scholarships to the Winter Institute.

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05 Oct

Special Winter Institute Hotel Rate Extended for Third Night

The American Booksellers Association has announced the availability of a third night's accommodations at the special reduced hotel rate for booksellers attending the first annual Winter Institute, to be held on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27, 2006, in Long Beach, California.

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27 Sep

Winter Institute to Provide Comprehensive Educational Experience

ABA member booksellers can now register for ABA's first annual Winter Education Institute, to be held on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27, 2006, in Long Beach, California. Open to all ABA member booksellers -- owners and staff -- and free of charge, the Institute's comprehensive program includes all of ABA's education sessions from this past June's BookExpo America, as well as two new sessions developed in response to bookseller input gathered through ABA's 2006 Education Survey.

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14 Sep

Education Survey Deadline Tuesday

To create a 2006 education program that meets the needs of membership, the American Booksellers Association is asking booksellers for their input through an online survey, accessible through the BookWeb homepage or directly at www.bookweb.org/read/7981.

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08 Sep

ABA Announces Winter Institute Schedule and Opening of Registration

Plans include special hotel room rate

ABA member booksellers can now register for ABA's first annual Winter Education Institute, to be held on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27, 2006, in Long Beach, California.

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08 Sep

SEBA/ABA Panel to Focus on Main Street Retailer Issues

On Friday, September 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., those attending the Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA) Fall Trade Show can learn more about the challenges and opportunities common to all independent Main Street businesses.

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25 Aug

Survey Underway to Shape Future ABA Education Offerings

The American Booksellers Association has begun formulating plans for future educational offerings for bookstore members. To create a program that truly meets members' needs, the association is seeking the input of bookstore owners and staff through an online survey accessible through the BookWeb homepage or directly at www.bookweb.org/read/7981.

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15 Aug

Bookseller Input for 2006 Educational Programming Requested

Building on the success of this year's educational offerings, ABA is now planning its education program for 2006. To create a program that truly meets the needs of the membership, the association is asking booksellers for their input through an online education survey, accessible through the BookWeb homepage or directly at www.bookweb.org/read/7981.

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04 Aug

ABA Announces Plans for Winter Education Institute

The American Booksellers Association has announced plans for its first annual Winter Education Institute, to be held on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27, 2006, in Long Beach, California.

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03 Aug

Workshop to Provide Essentials for Opening a Bookstore

"Opening a Bookstore: The Business Essentials," a weeklong workshop for those interested in opening, buying, or investing in a bookstore, will be held from Monday, September 19, to Saturday, September 24, in Stillwater, Minnesota. The program is also appropriate for a prospective bookstore owner's spouse or partner and anyone in a managerial or supervisory position in a bookstore.

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