Winter Institute

    A Letter From ABA President Betsy Burton

    ABA President Betsy Burton reflects on Winter Institute 12 and booksellers’ calls for more diversity in ABA governance.

    Paul Currie of Foyles Discusses Innovation at Wi12 Featured Talk

    In a Winter Institute featured talk, Foyles Bookshop CEO Paul Currie showed booksellers some of the recent innovations and changes at the 114-year-old U.K. book retailer.

    Kim Scott Doles Out Some “Radical Candor” at Winter Institute 12

    At the final breakfast plenary of Winter Institute, author and former CEO coach Kim Scott discussed how the principles of radical candor can help booksellers improve relationships among their staff.

    Wi12 Town Hall: Booksellers Issue Call to Action on Diversity

    At the Winter Institute Town Hall on Sunday, January 29, booksellers offered ideas to bring greater diversity to the independent bookselling business.

    ABA Board Announces Diversity Initiatives Following Wi12 Town Hall

    In response to the many impassioned booksellers who spoke about diversity at the Winter Institute Town Hall meeting, the ABA Board has announced two diversity-related initiatives.

    Lesley Stahl and Ann Patchett in Conversation at Wi12

    Sunday’s breakfast plenary at Winter Institute 12 featured authors Lesley Stahl, a longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, and Ann Patchett, the co-owner of Parnassus Books, in a wide-ranging conversation.

    Winter Institute Heads to Memphis in 2018

    On the final day of Wi12, ABA CEO Oren Teicher announced that Winter Institute 2018 will take place in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Booksellers’ Enthusiasm and Passion on Display at Record-Breaking Winter Institute

    Approximately 655 booksellers from 335 stores were in Minneapolis for ABA’s 12th annual Winter Institute, which also featured a record-breaking number of publishers and authors.

    Wi12: Roxane Gay on Bookstores as Sanctuaries

    On the opening day of Winter Institute, author Roxane Gay urged indie booksellers to ensure that their stores are inclusive places of refuge for all those needing sanctuary.

    Four Days in Minneapolis: A Winter Institute Itinerary

    Here’s a plan for getting the most out of Winter Institute 12, from Friday’s bookstore tours, Opening Reception, and Backlist Book Swap to the final packed day of education and the Small and University Presses Author Closing Reception.

    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.

    Kansas Leadership Center to Present Workshop, Wi12 Debrief

    Friday’s Leadership Workshop for Owners and Managers and the Wi12 Debrief will be presented by Amanda Cebula and Thomas Stanley of the Kansas Leadership Center.

    Talking E-Commerce at Wi12

    Opportunities abound for IndieCommerce users and non-users alike to talk to members of the IndieCommerce team at this week’s Winter Institute.

    Minneapolis Arts and Business Leaders to Share Insights on Creating a Thriving Literary Community

    Minneapolis’ literary community was given a visible presence when three literary organizations came together in 2000 to launch Open Book, a cultural and artistic center dedicated to the book.

    Wi12 Publisher Consultations to Start One Hour Earlier

    The first-ever Publisher Consultations at a Winter Institute will now start at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, January 30, and end as previously scheduled, at 5:00 p.m.

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