Winter Institute

25 Jan

Wi13 Keynote: Daniel Pink on Why There’s a Best Time for Everything

The bestselling author shared examples from medicine, zoology, and NBA basketball to show booksellers at Winter Institute why they should pay attention to timing when making decisions.

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25 Jan

Wi13 Keynote: Junot Díaz on the Importance of Representative Literature

Junot Díaz, author of the forthcoming children’s book Islandborn, appeared as a keynote speaker at the 2018 Winter Institute, where he spoke about the value of featuring people of color in children’s literature.

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24 Jan

Winter Institute Heads to Albuquerque in 2019

The 14th annual Winter Institute will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from January 22 to January 25, 2019.

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22 Jan

Booksellers Celebrate Indie Vitality at Energetic, Enthusiastic Winter Institute

The American Booksellers Association’s 13th annual Winter Institute will come to a close this evening after drawing a record number of booksellers, publishers, authors, and international guests to Memphis, Tennessee.

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22 Jan

Memphis Moments: Scenes From Wi13

The 13th annual Winter Institute was captured in photos by booksellers and ABA staff. Check out the Wi13 hashtag on social media and the selection of images here.

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17 Jan

Four Days in Memphis: A Suggested Itinerary

The pleasures of Memphis are many — rock ‘n’ roll, the blues, barbecue, and history — and the perfect backdrop for the pleasures and indulgences of ABA’s 2018 Winter Institute. Here’s a slightly opinionated overview from ABA Membership and Marketing Officer Meg Smith to help you navigate the busy, exciting days ahead.

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17 Jan

Wi13 Session to Offer Strategies for Fostering a Diverse Workforce

Booksellers will learn what diversity means for today’s workforce as well as discover how embracing inclusiveness can boost profitability.

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17 Jan
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Wi13 Keynote Speaker Gary Shteyngart on His Forthcoming Novel, “Lake Success”

Bestselling author Gary Shteyngart, writer of the forthcoming novel Lake Success, will appear as a keynote speaker on the final day of this year’s Winter Institute in Memphis.

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17 Jan

Wi13 Presenter Morten Hansen on How to “Do Less, Then Obsess” at Work

Morten T. Hansen, author of the upcoming book Great at Work, will lead an advanced education session at Winter Institute to teach participating bookstore owners and managers how they can “work smarter.”

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17 Jan

Typewriter Fun Planned for Winter Institute

The first day of Winter Institute will feature fun with typewriters, including an appearance by custom poetry group Typewriter Rodeo and a chance to try out the typewriter from Literati Bookstore.

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16 Jan

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour to Close Wi13 With Rousing Finish

The special Winter Institute performance will feature authors Charles Frazier, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Dar Williams as well as Memphis soul band The Bo-Keys. 

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16 Jan

Winter Institute Set to Take Over Memphis

The Memphis Cook Convention Center is the hub of Wi13, with six nearby hotels serving as the home base for booksellers, publishers, authors, and other attendees. 

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16 Jan

See Who’s Presenting at Winter Institute

All panelists appearing at Winter Institute are now listed on BookWeb and in the Winter Institute app.

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12 Jan

ABA Staff Heads to Winter Institute

The next edition of Bookselling This Week will arrive in your inbox late Thursday afternoon, January 25, with reports and plenty of photos from Winter Institute 13 in Memphis.

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12 Jan

Book an Appointment With Business Service Providers at the Wi13 Consultation Station

The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 13 features representatives from 34 of ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

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