78 Booksellers Awarded 2018 Winter Institute Scholarships

    Dozens of booksellers from ABA member stores around the country have been awarded scholarships to the upcoming Winter Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Winter Institute Registrants: Sign Up Now for Exclusive Events

    Booksellers are invited to participate in a number of special events taking place during Winter Institute, including advanced education sessions, a finance workshop, a used bookstore forum, and more.

    Booksellers Win Wi13 Scholarships at Regional Trade Shows

    Eight booksellers were awarded publisher-sponsored scholarships at the fall regional trade shows; more than 60 additional scholarship recipients will be announced in BTW on November 21.

    A Better, Stronger LIBRIS for Bookstore Business Insurance

    The board of LIBRIS, the American Booksellers Association’s captive insurance subsidiary, voted recently to change its relationship with the company’s underwriter.

    Thacker Mountain Radio Hour to Close Winter Institute With Big-Name Authors

    Winter Institute 13 will bring to a close its four days of programming with a special presentation of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour featuring Elizabeth Acevedo, Charles Frazier, and Dar Williams.

    Winter Institute 13 Waitlist Closed

    The waitlist for the fully subscribed 2018 Winter Institute is now closed. Registrants whose plans have changed are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waitlisted booksellers can take their places.

    Winter Institute Scholarship Applications Due October 29

    Sunday is the deadline for booksellers at ABA member stores that did not have a Winter Institute scholarship winner in 2016 or 2017 to apply for a scholarship to the 2018 Winter Institute.

    An Update About the Winter Institute 13 Hotel

    Booksellers are asked to make all Winter Institute hotel reservations and waitlist requests through ConferenceDirect; ABA cannot guarantee that other booking companies that may contact booksellers are legitimate.

    Wi13 Advanced Education to Focus on Succession Planning, Capitalizing on Strengths

    Booksellers can sign up now for the Wi13 Advanced Education Sessions for store owners and managers, which are designed for in-depth exploration among peers about management and operational concerns.

    Sign Up Now for Winter Institute Bus Tours

    Among the Winter Institute programming taking place on January 22, the Yoknapatawpha County/Square Books bus tour has just a few seats left, and the Mississippi Delta/Turnrow Books tour is sold out.

    IndieCommunication: Regional Show One-on-Ones and the IndieCommerce Institute

    The upcoming IndieCommunication newsletter includes details about signing up for one-on-ones at the fall regional trade shows as well as information about the IndieCommerce Institute at Wi13.

    Winter Institute Registration, Hotel Waitlists Forming

    Registration for ABA’s 13th annual Winter Institute reached capacity on September 14. Booksellers can now add their names to the event registration and hotel waitlists.

    Winter Institute Registration Now Full: Waitlist Forming

    Registration for ABA’s 13th annual Winter Institute opened on Wednesday afternoon, September 13, to all ABA bookstore and provisional members. The institute reached full capacity on Thursday morning, September 14.

    Mark Your Calendars! Winter Institute Registration Opens September 13

    Here’s a peek at the list of speakers who will be appearing at the 13th annual Winter Institute, which will be held January 22–25, 2018, in Memphis, Tennessee.

    50+ Songs to Get You Psyched for Winter Institute

    With Winter Institute registration opening on September 13, here’s a Memphis-inspired playlist to get booksellers enthused about the January 22–25 event.

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