Registration Opens for Children’s Institute Bookstore Tours

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    Registration is now open to booksellers and publishers interested in signing up for either a full-day or half-day bookstore tour at the fifth Children’s Institute (Ci5) in Portland, Oregon. The tours will take place on Wednesday, April 5, prior to Ci5’s Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap Party at Powell’s City of Books.

    Ci5 logoThe 2017 Children’s Institute education program will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 6–7, at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland.

    The full-day tour, which costs $35 per person, will depart from the hotel at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday and will stop at Annie Bloom’s Books, Another Read Through, Art of STEM Books, Broadway Books, Green Bean Books, MudPuddles Toys & Books, and Powell’s City of Books.

    The half-day tour, which costs $25 per person, departs from the hotel at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday and will stop at A Children’s Place, Broadway Books, Green Bean Books, Vintage Books, and Powell’s City of Books.

    Booksellers and publishers may begin boarding the buses at the Red Lion Hotel 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. While lunch will not be provided on the tours, there will be an extended stop at one of the stores to allow time for tour registrants to eat lunch at an area restaurant (a list will be provided on the bus).

    Both tour buses are scheduled to arrive at Powell’s at approximately 4:15 p.m. Booksellers and publishers will have the chance to tour the iconic store prior to the Scholarship Meet-and-Greet at 5:00 p.m. and the Opening Reception at 5:30 p.m. at the store.

    Registration for the tours will close when they reach capacity; space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register now.