Winter Institute

13 Dec

Great Author Lineup on Tap for Wi3 Reception

The first full day of educational programming at next month's Third Annual Winter Institute (Wi3) will come to a celebratory conclusion at a reception featuring more than 35 of independent booksellers' favorite authors. Thanks to the support of Wi3's publisher partners, from 6:30 p.m.

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13 Dec

Wi3 Provides Three Opportunities to Get the Scoop on Upcoming Titles

Booksellers attending next month's Winter Institute (Wi3) will have the opportunity to hear presentations about some of the best from publisher partners' upcoming lists at three Rep Picks sessions.

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13 Dec

It's Easy Being Green: Wi3 Panel to Discuss How

Without a doubt, being green is in. And though booksellers have understood the importance of being environmentally conscious since the early 1960s, when Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was published, the book industry as a whole has only recently begun looking for ways to become more enviro-friendly.

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06 Dec

PartnerShip/FedEx to Provide On-site Discount Shipping at Wi3

PartnerShip/FedEx will be providing on-site discount shipping for participants in the American Booksellers Association's 2008 Winter Institute who are enrolled in the ABA Discount Shipping Program.

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05 Dec

Wi3 Plans Changing? ABA Needs to Know

Winter Institute registrants who are no longer planning to attend the January 24 - 27 event in Louisville, Kentucky, are asked to contact the American Booksellers Association's Program Assistant, Margaret Nafz ([email protected]), as soon as possible to cancel both their event and hotel reservations.

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28 Nov

CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg to Stir It Up at Wi3 Lunch

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28 Nov

Louisville Bookseller Looks Forward to Welcoming Wi3 Colleagues

From January 24 - 27, 2008, Louisville, Kentucky, will become the center of the independent bookselling community in the U.S., when 500 bookseller-members of the American Booksellers Association converge for the Third Annual Winter Institute.

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20 Nov

Seeing Your Store in a Whole New Light: Paz & Associates to Lead Wi3's 'What a Great Bookstore' & 'Designed to Sell'

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19 Nov

ABA to Booksellers: Please Tell Us If Your Wi3 Plans Have Changed

Winter Institute registrants who are no longer planning to attend the January 24 - 27 event in Louisville, Kentucky, are asked to contact the American Booksellers Association's Program Assistant, Margaret Nafz ([email protected]), as soon as possible to cancel both their event and hotel reservations.

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08 Nov

30 Booksellers Named Scholarship Recipients

Twenty-six booksellers have been awarded publisher-sponsored scholarships to attend the American Booksellers Association's Third Annual Winter Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. The scholarships cover reasonable transportation costs and up to a three-night stay at the Wi3 host hotel, the Louisville Marriott Downtown, for the January 24 - 27 education event.

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01 Nov

Winter Institute Education Schedule Set

This week, the American Booksellers Association unveils the schedule for the education program on Friday and Saturday, January 25 - 26, at the Third Annual Winter Institute (Wi3).

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18 Oct

Wi3 Booked to Capacity -- Waiting Lists Forming

Event and hotel registrations for the American Booksellers Association's Third Annual Winter Institute (Wi3) are currently booked to capacity. Wi3, in Louisville, Kentucky, from Thursday, January 24, through Sunday, January 27, 2008, is open exclusively to the owners and staff of ABA member bookstores and capped at 500 registrants.

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11 Oct

Finding Greatness Within: Celebrating the Opening of Wi3 at the Muhammad Ali Center

Louisville, Kentucky's Muhammad Ali Center will host the opening reception of the American Booksellers Association's Third Annual Winter Institute (Wi3). The event, which is made possible by the generous support of ABA's Event and Publisher Partners, will be held on Thursday, January 24, from 7:00 p.m.

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10 Oct

Wi3 Welcomes Children's Publisher-Sponsors

The American Booksellers Association has welcomed Hyperion Books for Children/Disney Press as its final Publisher Partner for the Third Annual Winter Institute (Wi3), to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, from January 24 - 27, 2008.

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04 Oct

Danny Meyer to Set the Table for Another Great Winter Institute

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