Winter Institute

    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. 

    See Who’s Presenting at Winter Institute

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    IndieCommunication: One-on-Ones at Wi13, an Online Marketing Roundtable, and More

    The IndieCommunication newsletter for January 11 includes details about meeting with IndieCommerce staff at Winter Institute, joining an upcoming online marketing roundtable, and a tip of the week.

    Winter Institute Hotel Reservation Confirmations on the Way

    Wi13 registrants who booked a hotel room through ConferenceDirect will receive a reservation confirmation by e-mail from their hotel this week; all modifications should be made through ConferenceDirect.

    Memphis Area Bookstores Ready to Welcome Wi13 Attendees

    Booksellers heading to Winter Institute should plan to tour some of the great local indie bookstores of Memphis. In the meantime, get familiar with the city through these book recommendations from local booksellers.

    Wi13 Panel to Highlight Emergency Preparedness

    Booksellers who weathered natural disasters will offer real-world advice on how to help independent bookstores prepare for and survive a natural disaster or other emergency.

    Wi13 Offers Full Schedule of Parties and Receptions

    Booksellers will have plenty of chances to socialize with colleagues, publishers, and authors in between educational sessions at Winter Institute.

    Help Binc Light Up Winter Institute!

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) will host a “Heads or Tails” game at this year’s Winter Institute, where booksellers can donate money to Binc by buying flashing pins for a chance to win a $500 AmEx gift card.

    Attention Booksellers Traveling to Winter Institute: Is Your State REAL ID Compliant?

    Before traveling to Memphis, booksellers should make sure that their state is REAL ID compliant, and if it is not, check whether it has received an extension from Homeland Security.

    Bank Square Books’ “Mini Winnie” Event Brings Winter Institute Home

    Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café have created a new store tradition dubbed the “Mini Winnie”: a miniature version of Winter Institute conducted on home turf in the weeks after the event.

    Wi13 Keynote Speaker Junot Díaz on Writing His First Book for Children

    Junot Díaz, whose first picture book for children, Islandborn, comes out in March, will appear as a keynote speaker at the American Booksellers Association’s 2018 Winter Institute in Memphis this month. 

    Register Now for Special Events at Winter Institute

    A number of special events taking place during Winter Institute require registration, including advanced education sessions, a finance workshop, a used bookstore forum, and more.


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