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ABA Winter Institute

January 21, 2014 to January 24, 2014
Seattle, WA

Thank you, everyone, for a great 2014 Winter Institute! See you in 2015 for our 10th anniversary.

Wi10 will be held February 8—11, 2015 at The Omni Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, NC. Event registration opens September 2014.

It starts now! Enter the ABA 10th Anniversary Winter Institute Commemorative Design Contest. Submissions due by August 29, 2014.

ABA Winter Institute 2014 Highlight Reel

January 21—24, 2014 ∗ The Westin Seattle ∗ Seattle, WA

ABA's Winter Institute comes to the scenic Pacific Northwest! Join your independent bookselling colleagues in vibrant Seattle for three-plus days of networking, special events, and professional development.

The Winter Institute is open exclusively to Regular and Provisional ABA Members, and invited guests. Registration is capped at 500 booksellers and is first-come, first-served, with a maximum of three (3) registrants per member business. A wait list will be formed when the cap is reached. The 2014 Winter Institute conference fee is $79.99 per person and is nonrefundable.

New for 2014

  • Optional full- and half-day Seattle-area bookstore tours! 
  • Two Advanced Learning sessions for booksellers who meet certain criteria!

Sign-up for the store tours and/or indicate your interest in the Advanced Learning Sessions during registration.

Program Highlights

The Institute main program begins on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, with an evening reception at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company, sponsored by industry news publication Shelf-Awareness. Join your colleagues for these activities and more—

Author Receptions • Advanced Learning
Bookseller Brainstorming Groups • Consultation Station
Education Sessions • Guest Speakers • Networking and Parties
Publisher/Bookseller Focus Groups • Rep Picks Lunches
Specialty Breakfasts • The Galley Room

Visit the Program pages for day-by-day events and education.

Wi9 Hotel 

The Westin Seattle is located at 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101. Hotel accommodations there are reserved for Winter Institute attendees only and are booked directly by attendees with the hotel. See the hotel information page for rates and details.


The Winter Institute is made possible by support from lead sponsor
Ingram Content Group, and from publishers large and small.