Winter Institute

30 Jan

Wi12 Town Hall: Booksellers Issue Call to Action on Diversity

At the Winter Institute Town Hall on Sunday, January 29, booksellers offered ideas to bring greater diversity to the independent bookselling business.

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30 Jan

ABA Board Announces Diversity Initiatives Following Wi12 Town Hall

In response to the many impassioned booksellers who spoke about diversity at the Winter Institute Town Hall meeting, the ABA Board has announced two diversity-related initiatives.

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30 Jan

Lesley Stahl and Ann Patchett in Conversation at Wi12

Sunday’s breakfast plenary at Winter Institute 12 featured authors Lesley Stahl, a longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, and Ann Patchett, the co-owner of Parnassus Books, in a wide-ranging conversation.

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30 Jan

Winter Institute Heads to Memphis in 2018

On the final day of Wi12, ABA CEO Oren Teicher announced that Winter Institute 2018 will take place in Memphis, Tennessee.

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30 Jan

Booksellers’ Enthusiasm and Passion on Display at Record-Breaking Winter Institute

Approximately 655 booksellers from 335 stores were in Minneapolis for ABA’s 12th annual Winter Institute, which also featured a record-breaking number of publishers and authors.

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29 Jan

Wi12: Roxane Gay on Bookstores as Sanctuaries

On the opening day of Winter Institute, author Roxane Gay urged indie booksellers to ensure that their stores are inclusive places of refuge for all those needing sanctuary.

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25 Jan

Four Days in Minneapolis: A Winter Institute Itinerary

Here’s a plan for getting the most out of Winter Institute 12, from Friday’s bookstore tours, Opening Reception, and Backlist Book Swap to the final packed day of education and the Small and University Presses Author Closing Reception.

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25 Jan

A Checklist for Winter Institute First-Timers

With Winter Institute just around the corner, now is the time to review this helpful checklist filled with reminders and tips for how to best navigate the event.

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24 Jan

Kansas Leadership Center to Present Workshop, Wi12 Debrief

Friday’s Leadership Workshop for Owners and Managers and the Wi12 Debrief will be presented by Amanda Cebula and Thomas Stanley of the Kansas Leadership Center.

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24 Jan

Talking E-Commerce at Wi12

Opportunities abound for IndieCommerce users and non-users alike to talk to members of the IndieCommerce team at this week’s Winter Institute.

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24 Jan

Minneapolis Arts and Business Leaders to Share Insights on Creating a Thriving Literary Community

Minneapolis’ literary community was given a visible presence when three literary organizations came together in 2000 to launch Open Book, a cultural and artistic center dedicated to the book.

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20 Jan

Wi12 Publisher Consultations to Start One Hour Earlier

The first-ever Publisher Consultations at a Winter Institute will now start at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, January 30, and end as previously scheduled, at 5:00 p.m.

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20 Jan

#1 Indie Next List Authors, New E-Newsletter Featured at Wi12 Talk

ABA is inviting booksellers to a featured talk at Winter Institute 12 that will showcase six #1 Indie Next List authors as well as information about the new Indie Next List e-newsletter for store customers.

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20 Jan

ABA Institutes App Puts Wi12 at Your Fingertips

All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which lets users see the full event program, create their own schedules, contact other users, and receive late-breaking news alerts from ABA.

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19 Jan

Wi12 Town Hall Meeting Offers Opportunity for Open Discussion

ABA invites all booksellers at the Winter Institute to take part in an open discussion about industry and association issues at a Town Hall Meeting from 10:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, January 29.

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