Winter Institute

    App Available to Enhance Winter Institute 12 Experience

    All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which allows users to see the full event program, create personal schedules, contact other participants, and more.

    Bookseller-to-Bookseller Facebook Group Launches Ahead of Winter Institute

    Winter Institute bookseller registrants can now join a Facebook group dedicated to online bookseller-to-bookseller networking in advance of the event’s Friday, January 27, kickoff in Minneapolis.

    Wi12 Consultation Station to Feature 29 Business Service Providers

    The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 12 will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

    Body Positive Yogi and Author Jessamyn Stanley to Lead Class at Winter Institute

    Winter Institute attendees will have the chance to start their day with a yoga class taught by Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get on the Mat. Love Your Body.

    Two Minneapolis Cultural Institutions Offer Unique Experiences for Wi12 Attendees

    The Kerlan Collection, a leading repository of the work of children’s book creators, is inviting Winter Institute attendees to an open house; the historic Mill City Museum is offering attendees a special discount.

    Wi12 Offers Full Schedule of Parties and Receptions

    Booksellers and publishers will have many opportunities to socialize with colleagues during the Winter Institute’s full slate of parties and receptions.

    Roxane Gay to Address Diversity in Bookselling During Wi12 Opening Keynote

    Bestselling author and social commentator Roxane Gay will discuss the need to proactively address diversity in the book industry and beyond during the opening Winter Institute keynote on January 28.

    Wi12 Education Session to Highlight Value of Store Culture

    Maria Reitan and Kevin P. Quinn of STYLED RETAIL will present the advanced education session “Understanding and Fostering Your Store Culture” at this month’s Winter Institute.

    Kim Scott, Author of Radical Candor, to Deliver Wi12 Breakfast Keynote

    Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, explains how, in order to be a great boss, you have to have a very personal relationship with the people who work for you.

    Winter Institute Updates: Book Swap, Bookstore Tours, Leadership and Finance Seminars

    With the American Booksellers Association’s 12th annual Winter Institute just three weeks away, here are some important reminders and updates.

    Winter Institute to Feature First-Ever Publisher Consultations

    Fourteen mostly small- and mid-size companies will have a representative available for face-to-face conversations with booksellers on Monday afternoon, January 30, at Winter Institute 12.

    Business Service Providers Accepting Appointments for Wi12 Consultation Station

    The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 12 will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others.

    Winter Institute Book Drive to Benefit Three Minneapolis-Based Organizations

    Booksellers attending Winter Institute this January are invited to donate books to any of three Minneapolis-based charities.

    Register Now for IndieCommerce One-on-Ones at Wi12

    IndieCommerce staff is currently making appointments with booksellers who would like to arrange a one-on-one meeting at the 2017 Winter Institute in Minneapolis.

    Winter Institute Workshop to Teach Key Competencies for Effective Leadership

    Here, Amanda Cebula and Thomas Stanley of the Kansas Leadership Center discuss what booksellers can expect to learn during the Leadership Workshop for Owners and Managers at next month’s Winter Institute.


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