Winter Institute

18 Dec

MPIBA to Host Wi4 Hospitality Suite

Booksellers from all regions of the country are invited to visit the Hospitality Suite hosted by the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association at the ABA Winter Institute host hotel, the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown.

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18 Dec

breathe books Owner to Lead Yoga Class at Wi4

Susan Weis, owner of breathe books in Baltimore, Maryland, will lead "Sunrise With Susan," a gentle yoga, breathing, and meditation class at ABA's Fourth Annual Winter Institute. Early risers are invited to participate in the class beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown.

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11 Dec

ABA Names Winter Institute Presenters

Next month's Fourth Annual Winter Institute (Wi4) will feature an impressive roster of veteran business professionals, who will offer booksellers at every level of experience invaluable insights on everything from book clubs, book fairs, and marketing graphic novels, to reimagining the bookstore, remainder buying, surviving tough

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11 Dec

Wi4 Speaker to Share Insights From Indies Coast to Coast

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11 Dec

Winter Institute 'Sold Out,' Waiting List Forming

The American Booksellers Association's Fourth Annual Winter Institute, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, from Thursday, January 29, to Sunday, February 1, is now booked to capacity, and a waiting list is forming.

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04 Dec

An Indie Booksellers Indie Film Contest

Participating in the American Booksellers Association's Fourth Annual Winter Institute, and aspiring to be an indie filmmaker, too? Well, ABA has a contest for you ... something in the vein of Sundance, the ultimate indie film festival ... maybe.

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26 Nov

Winter Institute Nearly Booked to Capacity

The American Booksellers Association is encouraging bookstore and provisional members who are interested in attending the Fourth Annual Winter Institute (Wi4) to register as soon as possible as the event is now almost booked to capacity.

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20 Nov

Emerging Leaders Council Announces Ingram Scholarship Winners

As BTW went to press, the Emerging Leaders Council announced the recipients of six scholarships to the American Booksellers Association's Fourth Annual Winter Institute sponsored by Ingram Book Company/Ingram Publisher Services.

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19 Nov

Winter Institute Almost 'Sold Out'

ABA's Fourth Annual Winter Institute, which will be held in Salt Lake City from Thursday, January 29, to Sunday, February 1, is now almost booked to capacity.

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13 Nov

ABA Announces Wi4 Keynote Speakers

The keynote event at the American Booksellers Association's Fourth Annual Winter Institute will be a discussion about the state of the book industry featuring Morgan Entrekin, president and publisher, Grove/Atlantic; Nan Graham, vice president, editor-in-chief, Scribner; and Robert S. Miller, president and publisher, HarperStudio.

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13 Nov

Wanted: Your Knowledge & Experience

The American Booksellers Association's education team is busy working on Winter Institute session materials and is interested in talking with booksellers who have experience with book clubs, book fairs, or co-op.

Booksellers who would like to share their knowledge and experience with ABA staff are encouraged to send an e-mail to [email protected].

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12 Nov

Wi4 Merchandising Tours: Filled and Going Fast

Among the special features of the upcoming ABA Winter Institute are store merchandising tours led by Calvin Crosby of San Francisco's Books Inc. and of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association's "Peer Eye Re

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06 Nov

Winter Institute Scholarship Winners Announced

Twenty-eight booksellers have been named the recipients of publisher-sponsored scholarships to the American Booksellers Association's Fourth Annual Winter Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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05 Nov

Winter Institute Filling Up

Registration for the American Booksellers Association's Fourth Annual Winter Institute, a free two-day education symposium exclusively for ABA bookstore and provisional members, is now almost booked to capacity. Event registration is capped at 500 participants.

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30 Oct

Edelweiss Demo Session Added to Wi4 Program

The American Booksellers Association has announced changes to its Fourth Annual Winter Institute program schedule to allow for the addition of a new session: "Above the Treeline Electronic Catalog Solution: A Demonstration."

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