Help ABA Plan for Winter Institute 14

    Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 13 are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey, to arrive in inboxes February 1, and sign in to the Winter Institute app to complete session evaluations.

    Special Wi13 Presentation of Thacker Mountain Radio Hour to Air Saturday

    Booksellers who missed the rousing finale of Winter Institute 13 with the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour can hear it this Saturday on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

    Wi13: ABA’s Oren Teicher Talks Books With Pamela Paul

    New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul shared with ABA CEO Oren Teicher her optimism for the book business, her favorite bookstores on the road, and more.

    Winter Institute Attendees Raise $7,700 for Binc

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s “Heads or Tails” game collected $7,700 for the organization, which ABA chose as the Winter Institute’s first-ever featured charity.

    Wi13 Keynote: Gary Shteyngart on Why Books Matter

    “Seeing so many booksellers in one place, it’s like taking a bath with a warm glass of milk in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other,” quipped author Gary Shteyngart at Winter Institute 13.

    Wi13 Keynote: Amy Webb on the Future of Bookselling

    We all need to stop and think more carefully about our automated future, and that very much includes you,” said quantitative futurist Amy Webb to booksellers attending her Winter Institute keynote. 

    Wi13 Keynote: Sarah Jessica Parker on Championing Emerging Writers

    In a live conversation at Winter Institute 13, actress Sarah Jessica Parker spoke with New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul about her new publishing imprint, SJP for Hogarth, and her love of reading. 

    Topics of Diversity and Profitability Take Front Seat at Wi13 Town Hall

    Booksellers at the January 24 Winter Institute Town Hall spoke about diversity in the industry, bookstore profitability, and the challenge of pre-orders, among other topics.

    PW Announces Finalists for Bookseller and Rep of the Year Awards

    At the January 25 Small and University Presses Breakfast at Winter Institute 13, Publishers Weekly announced the shortlist for the 2018 PW Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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