Winter Institute

09 Jan
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Make an Appointment Now: Wi14 Consultation Station

The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 14 will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

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09 Jan

Wi14 Education: Do We Need to Talk? Surviving the Political and Cultural Divide With Your Co-Workers

In this session, booksellers will discuss how to approach personal and professional issues arising from the current divisive political climate and recent news reports of misconduct.

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09 Jan

Attention Wi14 Attendees: Remember to Bring Spanish-Language Titles for Refugees

Attendees at ABA’s upcoming Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are invited to donate Spanish-language books for refugees at the U.S.’s southern border.

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08 Jan

Wi14 Advanced Education: Developing Leaders in Your Store With Alden Mills

This advanced education session will teach booksellers how to cultivate a store staff that can think strategically, take initiative, and feel empowered to solve problems. 

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08 Jan

Can’t Make It to Winter Institute? Watch It on BookWeb

As part of an ongoing effort to make ABA programming available to all booksellers, many keynote speeches will be live-streamed on BookWeb.org and dozens of educational sessions will be posted after the event.

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08 Jan

A Q&A With Winter Institute Grand Finale Guests Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

The hosts of the hit true crime/comedy podcast My Favorite Murder share the origins of the podcast, talk about its rapid growth, and reveal what they’re reading now.

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07 Jan

Wi14 Education: Yes She Can — Programs and Partnerships to Empower Women

The session will feature bookseller panelists who are fostering women entrepreneurs, cross-promoting with women-owned businesses, and creating dynamic in-store programming.

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07 Jan
Heads or Tails

Win $500 While Supporting Binc: Play the Heads or Tails Game at Winter Institute

Booksellers can donate to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by buying flashing pins onsite in the days leading up to the game, during which attendees will have the opportunity to win $500.

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07 Jan

Wi14 Keynote Speaker Hanif Abdurraqib on Music and Memory

Poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib is the author of They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us and the upcoming Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest.

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02 Jan

Wi14 to Offer Full Schedule of Parties and Receptions

The 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque will feature a wide array of parties and receptions where booksellers, publishers, and authors can socialize throughout the four-day event.

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02 Jan
Rosenwald Building in Albuquerque

Take a Walking Tour of Downtown Albuquerque at Winter Institute

Bookseller tours of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be coordinated by author Roger Zimmerman, whose A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque is upcoming from Arcadia Publishing.

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02 Jan

Wi14 Town Hall Meeting Offers Opportunity for Open Discussion

ABA is inviting all booksellers attending the 2019 Winter Institute to take part in an open discussion about industry and association issues at a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, January 24.

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02 Jan

Register Now for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up for sessions on developing leaders, staff management and human resources, and in-store merchandising, as well as a used bookstore forum.

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19 Dec
IndieCommerce logo on computer screen

Sign Up Now for the 2019 IndieCommerce Institute

The IndieCommerce Institute, to be held on Tuesday, January 22, in conjunction with the 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque, is an interactive, classroom-style workshop for users of ABA’s IndieCommerce platform.

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19 Dec

IndieCommunication: IndieCommerce Institute, Gift Cards, and a Tip of the Week

The most recent IndieCommunication invited booksellers to sign up for the IndieCommerce Institute, to learn about how to offer and accept gift cards, and more.

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