Winter Institute

14 Nov

ABA to Collect Books at Winter Institute 14 for Refugees at the Southern U.S. Border

The new “Libros Para el Viaje/Books for the Journey” campaign will be collecting gently used books for individuals and families who have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border with nothing.

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13 Nov

Join Colleagues for a Post-Winter Institute Ski Trip

ABA is inviting booksellers to sign up now to join their colleagues for a ski trip on Saturday, January 26, immediately following Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque.

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07 Nov

Need to Cancel Your Winter Institute Registration? Let ABA Know Now

A full refund will be offered through November 16. Booksellers on the waitlist will be notified on a first-come, first-served basis if cancellations are received. 

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06 Nov

Changing Hands Offers Professional Development to its Booksellers

Changing Hands co-owner Cindy Dach wanted to help the stores’ booksellers learn skills that could be used in both the industry and beyond, so she launched a series of educational sessions on a range of topics.

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01 Nov
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IndieCommunication: IndieCommerce Institute, Credit Card Security, Co-Op Advertising

The most recent IndieCommunication invited booksellers to register for the IndieCommerce Institute, get ready for new credit card security changes, and sign up for a roundtable on co-op.

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30 Oct

Wi14: Let ABA Know If Your Plans Have Changed

Registrants who are no longer planning to attend the 2019 Winter Institute are asked notify the American Booksellers Association as soon as possible so waitlisted booksellers can be offered a chance to attend.

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30 Oct

ABA Seeks Winter Institute Bookseller Panelists and Moderators

Winter Institute attendees who have experience across a range of topics, from managing multi-location bookstores to thriving as a new bookstore owner, are asked to volunteer.

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24 Oct
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Responses Due Today for 2019 Winter Institute Education Survey

The survey, which was e-mailed to booksellers last week, will help ABA gauge interest in education sessions being planned for the event in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this coming January.

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16 Oct

Booksellers, Watch Your Inboxes for 2019 Winter Institute Education Survey

The survey, which will be sent to all registered attendees, will help ABA gauge interest in education sessions being planned for the upcoming event. Booksellers should respond by Wednesday, October 24.

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01 Oct

Does Your Store Create Dazzling Displays? Let us Know!

The American Booksellers Association is seeking booksellers who have mastered the art of building engaging in-store and window displays.

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19 Sep

Winter Institute 14 Registration Now Full

Booksellers can fill out the registration form on BookWeb to add their names to the waitlist; booksellers will be notified on a first-come, first-served basis if spots become available for the event.

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12 Sep

American Booksellers Association Announces Lineup for 2019 Winter Institute

Winter Institute 14 will feature Margaret Atwood and Erin Morgenstern, Hanif Abdurraqib, Reshma Saujani, and Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, plus education sessions, networking events, author receptions, and more.

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04 Sep

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher encourages booksellers to mark their calendars for the opening of Winter Institute registration, the upcoming fall regional trade shows, and ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance seminars.

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03 Sep

Save the Date: ABA to Announce 2019 Winter Institute Schedule on September 12

Booksellers are encouraged to review the schedule when beginning to book travel. Registration for Winter Institute will open at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 17.

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28 Aug

72 Booksellers Awarded Scholarships to the 2019 Winter Institute

Scholarships will cover the conference fee; up to four nights plus tax at a hotel in the ABA block; and transportation costs up to $400 for the January 22–25 event in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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