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24 Jan

Book Industry Celebrates Winter Institute’s 15th Year, ABA’s 120th

More than 750 independent booksellers gathered this week in Baltimore for the 15th annual Winter Institute, a four-day educational and networking event marked by noted positivity among attendees from across the country and around the world.

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24 Jan

Booksellers Sample Board Games at Winter Institute

“Our shelves seem a little bare and we wanted to find some new and exciting things,” said Lauren Ritta of Indigo Bridge Books.

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24 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: Ryan Raffaelli on Technology Reemergence

Raffaelli identified key findings that he believes are what have supported the growth of the indie channel, but he also looked ahead to industry-specific challenges and how booksellers can address them.

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24 Jan

Wi15 Town Hall Addresses Bookseller Questions About Bookshop, ABACUS, Children’s Bookselling

ABA hosted a Town Hall meeting at Winter Institute on Thursday, January 23, and invited booksellers to share their comments, questions, and concerns about the association and the book industry at large with the ABA Board and staff.

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24 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: Jennifer Finney Boylan on Gender and Resistance

“All I wanted [in life] was to be around books, and even now, decades later, I still feel that way,” said Boylan. “Booksellers and publishers are among the people I most admire in the world.”

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23 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: Rebecca Solnit on Voicelessness, Nonexistence, and Gender Violence

“Part of what we’re trying to do in books is to turn people into readers and listeners, into people who pay attention to other voices, other experiences, other perspectives,” said Solnit.

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23 Jan

PW Announces 2020 Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year Finalists

The finalists for Bookstore of the Year are Blue Willow Bookshop, Copperfield’s Books, Full Circle Bookstore, Porter Square Books, and [words] Bookstore.

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23 Jan

Winter Institute Heads to Cincinnati in 2021

The 16th annual Winter Institute will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, from February 7 to February 10, 2021.

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15 Jan

96 Hours in Baltimore: A Suggested Itinerary for Wi15

It’s a thrill for ABA that booksellers from around the country — and world — will gather in the city of Baltimore next week for four days of learning, camaraderie, and connections. May this suggested Winter Institute itinerary from ABA Content Director Sydney Jarrard help you find your way among the many events Winter Institute has to offer.

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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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