Winter Institute

29 Nov

Wi13: Let ABA Know If Your Plans Have Changed

Registrants who are no longer planning to attend Winter Institute are asked notify the American Booksellers Association as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be offered a chance to attend.

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28 Nov
Pamela Paul and Oren Teicher

Winter Institute 13 to Feature Pamela Paul, Oren Teicher in Conversation

In a new session added to the Wi13 program, New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul and ABA CEO Oren Teicher will share their insights about the state of the book business.

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21 Nov

78 Booksellers Awarded 2018 Winter Institute Scholarships

Dozens of booksellers from ABA member stores around the country have been awarded scholarships to the upcoming Winter Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.

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15 Nov

Winter Institute Registrants: Sign Up Now for Exclusive Events

Booksellers are invited to participate in a number of special events taking place during Winter Institute, including advanced education sessions, a finance workshop, a used bookstore forum, and more.

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14 Nov

Booksellers Win Wi13 Scholarships at Regional Trade Shows

Eight booksellers were awarded publisher-sponsored scholarships at the fall regional trade shows; more than 60 additional scholarship recipients will be announced in BTW on November 21.

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08 Nov

A Better, Stronger LIBRIS for Bookstore Business Insurance

The board of LIBRIS, the American Booksellers Association’s captive insurance subsidiary, voted recently to change its relationship with the company’s underwriter.

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01 Nov

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour to Close Winter Institute With Big-Name Authors

Winter Institute 13 will bring to a close its four days of programming with a special presentation of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour featuring Elizabeth Acevedo, Charles Frazier, and Dar Williams.

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01 Nov

Winter Institute 13 Waitlist Closed

The waitlist for the fully subscribed 2018 Winter Institute is now closed. Registrants whose plans have changed are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waitlisted booksellers can take their places.

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23 Oct

Winter Institute Scholarship Applications Due October 29

Sunday is the deadline for booksellers at ABA member stores that did not have a Winter Institute scholarship winner in 2016 or 2017 to apply for a scholarship to the 2018 Winter Institute.

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11 Oct

An Update About the Winter Institute 13 Hotel

Booksellers are asked to make all Winter Institute hotel reservations and waitlist requests through ConferenceDirect; ABA cannot guarantee that other booking companies that may contact booksellers are legitimate.

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10 Oct

Wi13 Advanced Education to Focus on Succession Planning, Capitalizing on Strengths

Booksellers can sign up now for the Wi13 Advanced Education Sessions for store owners and managers, which are designed for in-depth exploration among peers about management and operational concerns.

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10 Oct

Sign Up Now for Winter Institute Bus Tours

Among the Winter Institute programming taking place on January 22, the Yoknapatawpha County/Square Books bus tour has just a few seats left, and the Mississippi Delta/Turnrow Books tour is sold out.

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04 Oct

IndieCommunication: Regional Show One-on-Ones and the IndieCommerce Institute

The upcoming IndieCommunication newsletter includes details about signing up for one-on-ones at the fall regional trade shows as well as information about the IndieCommerce Institute at Wi13.

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20 Sep

Winter Institute Registration, Hotel Waitlists Forming

Registration for ABA’s 13th annual Winter Institute reached capacity on September 14. Booksellers can now add their names to the event registration and hotel waitlists.

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13 Sep

Winter Institute Registration Now Full: Waitlist Forming

Registration for ABA’s 13th annual Winter Institute opened on Wednesday afternoon, September 13, to all ABA bookstore and provisional members. The institute reached full capacity on Thursday morning, September 14.

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