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10 Apr
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BTW Round-up: Winter Institute 14 Education Recaps

Bookselling This Week has compiled all of its coverage of the education sessions presented at Winter Institute 14, which was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this past January.

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10 Apr

Submit Your Education Proposals Now for Winter Institute 2020

This opportunity will allow booksellers “to engage with their peers on topics and issues important to them and the larger bookselling community,” said ABA Senior Education Manager Lisa Winn.

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10 Apr

Apply Now for a Scholarship to Winter Institute 2020

To be eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event, applicants must be from an ABA member store that has not attended Winter Institute in the past seven years.

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29 Mar

Share Your Brilliance! ABA to Call for Education Proposals for Winter Institute 2020

The April 10 issue of BTW will feature a link to an online form booksellers and other industry professionals can use to pitch topics for Winter Institute education sessions along with presenters and moderators.

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20 Mar

Ideas Sought in Advance of ABA Educational Task Force Meeting

Bookseller members of ABA’s Educational Task Force offer suggestions to ABA staff members charged with developing educational programming for association events such as the Winter and Children’s Institutes.

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19 Mar

Scholarship Application Period Opens for Winter Institute 2020

ABA member stores that have not attended the Winter Institute in the past seven years are eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event.

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13 Mar

Wi14 Education: Thriving as a New Bookstore Owner

“Don’t feel bad if you’re not doing everything other stores are doing... Learn from those people over time, but just nail what you do,” said Tom Nissley of Phinney Books.

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11 Mar
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Wi14 Education: Do We Need to Talk? Surviving the Political & Cultural Divide With Your Co-Workers

The panel, moderated by Robert DelCampo of the University of New Mexico, covered how booksellers should navigate personal and professional pressures in today’s divided political climate.

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11 Mar
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Get Schooled: Watch Wi14 Education Session Videos Now on BookWeb

Topics include thriving as a new owner, creating dazzling displays, managing a multi-location business, mixing bookstores and bars, building successful relationships with publishers, and more.

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06 Mar

Wi14 Education: Maximizing and Marketing Pre-Order Sales

The panelists, four of whom were members of ABA’s Pre-Order Task Force, discussed ways to promote and sell pre-order titles.

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05 Mar

Wi14 Education: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone — Building Successful Relationships with Publishers

Panelists discussed best practices for networking with publishers at industry events, what publishers look for in an event proposal, how to pitch events in person, and how to keep these relationships moving forward.

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27 Feb

Wi14 Education: Dealing With Difficult People

The education session at Winter Institute focused on tips for identifying and navigating distressing situations or instances of harassment in the context of the bookstore.

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26 Feb
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Wi14 Education Idea Exchange: Marketing to Genre Readers

Booksellers at the American Booksellers Association’s recent Winter Institute discussed marketing, merchandising, events, and more during a roundtable focused on genre titles. 

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20 Feb

Wi14 Education: “Yes She Can: Programs and Partnerships to Empower Women”

Panelists discussed programs that elevate the voices of female/female-identifying authors as well as efforts that feature women business owners and women-run businesses.

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20 Feb

Winter Institute Book Drive Collects Thousands of Titles for Refugees

Denise Chávez, owner of Casa Camino Real Book Store and Art Gallery, has been distributing books to refugees in her hometown of Las Cruces; more than 2,500 books were collected through the book drive. 

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