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15 Jan

Join Ingram for “Indies on the Harbor” at Winter Institute

Ingram’s “Indies on the Harbor” offers all Winter Institute attendees an opportunity to relax and chat with independent booksellers and publishers from around the country and the globe in a cozy corner of the hotel overlooking the famed Camden Yards ballpark. 

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15 Jan

Get Ready for Winter Institute: Download the Wi15 App

Attendees can use the app to access the Winter Institute schedule, submit session evaluations, message fellow attendees, view keynote speakers and appearing authors, and more.

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15 Jan

Meet With 30+ Business Service Providers at the Winter Institute Consultation Station

The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 15 will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

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15 Jan

Pack Your Winter Institute Suitcase With Donations for the Maryland Book Bank

The Maryland Book Bank is a local nonprofit organization committed to cultivating literacy in children from under-resourced neighborhoods.

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15 Jan

ABA Staff Heads to Winter Institute

The next edition of Bookselling This Week will arrive in your inbox late on Friday, January 24, with reports and plenty of photos from Winter Institute 15 in Baltimore.

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15 Jan

Join ABA’s Live Marketing Meetup at Winter Institute

Attendees will hear from Jordan Brannon, president and COO of Coalition Technologies, an SEO and web design agency, about the value of search engine optimization to independent bookstores.

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15 Jan

Visit the Advocacy Team at the Wi15 Ask ABA Desk

Dave Grogan and Molly Bond of the American Booksellers for Free Expression and ABA’s Advocacy team will be on hand to address bookseller questions and concerns.

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14 Jan

Visit the Board Game Playroom at Winter Institute

Booksellers will have the chance to sample a variety of board games with colleagues or game reps, review discounts, and place orders in the Board Game Playroom.

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08 Jan

Sign Up for ABA’s January 14 Technology Meetup

In this session, booksellers will participate in an open discussion about what technology made their businesses most efficient last year, what topics they want to see covered this year, and more.

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08 Jan

Need to Change Your Winter Institute Hotel Reservation? Contact the Hilton, Marriott Directly

Attendees are asked to contact the front desk of their hotel with any reservation changes or cancellations rather than contacting ABA. 

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08 Jan

Wi15 Town Hall Meeting Offers Opportunity for Open Discussion

ABA is inviting all booksellers attending the 2020 Winter Institute to take part in an open discussion about industry and association issues at a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, January 23.

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08 Jan

Publishers Available for One-on-One Meetings at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up now to book an appointment with one of the 19 publishing companies that have signed up to take part. 

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08 Jan

IndieCommerce Team to Host One-on-Ones, Special Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Booksellers attending the 2020 Winter Institute in Baltimore later this month have a number of opportunities to learn more about ABA’s e-commerce platforms for indie bookstores, IndieCommerce and IndieLite. 

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08 Jan

Winter Institute at Your Fingertips: Download the Wi15 App

Attendees can use the app to access the Winter Institute schedule, submit session evaluations, message fellow attendees, view keynote speakers and appearing authors, and more.

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08 Jan

Wi15 Keynote Ryan Raffaelli on Technology Reemergence and the Indie Bookstore Resurgence

Raffaelli’s research introduces the concept of “technology reemergence,” a process whereby mature organizations and industries faced with technological change reinvent themselves.

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