Register for Thursday’s Live Webinar “Google Analytics for E-commerce”

    Tomorrow, February 16, ABA will present a live webinar of the popular Winter Institute 12 session “Google Analytics for E-commerce,” featuring Max Thomas, the owner of

    Indie Next List Authors Talk Writing, Reading, and Politics at Wi12

    Ann Patchett, Kate DiCamillo, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Alice Hoffman, Ben Winters, and Joshilyn Jackson engaged in a lively conversation at Wi12’s Featured Talk With Indie Next List Authors.

    Post-Winter Institute Coverage Begins…

    Here is a look at some of BTW’s Winter Institute 12 coverage to date as well as photos of booksellers, authors, and event highlights.

    Booksellers Share Remarks Prepared for Winter Institute Town Hall

    Here are prepared remarks presented at the recent ABA Town Hall by Christin Evans of The Booksmith and Kepler’s and by Angela Maria Spring, most recently of Politics & Prose, together with Hannah Oliver Depp of WORD.

    Wi12 Panel Explores Managing Bookstores’ Brand Identity

    The Winter Institute session “Creating and Managing Your Store Brand” showed booksellers how committing to their store’s brand can help them attract and retain customers.

    Live Webinar of Wi12’s “Google Analytics for E-commerce” Offered Next Thursday

    Registration is now open for a live webinar of the popular Winter Institute 12 session “Google Analytics for E-commerce,” to be held on Thursday, February 16.

    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.


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