44 Booksellers Win Scholarships to Children’s Institute

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We are thrilled to announce that 44 booksellers have received scholarships to the 10th Children’s Institute.

This year, in addition to general applications, we held two raffles during Snow Days as well as a raffle sponsored by the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation. Congratulations to all who have been selected! We can't wait to see you in Arizona. 

The recipients include:

  • Sedley Abercrombie, Pig City Books (Lexington, NC)
  • Emmanuel Abreu, Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria (New York, NY)
  • Isis Asare, Sistah Scifi (Oakland, CA)
  • Pamela Bailie, Hipocampo Children's Books (Rochester, NY)
  • Tameca Blossom-Lyons, Brown Babies Books (Chicago, IL)
  • Kromeklia Bryant, Solid State Books (Washington, DC)
  • Mack Burner, The Bookworm of Edwards (Edwards, CO)
  • Sandra Cararo, The Book Dragon Shop (Staunton, VA)
  • Denise Chávez, Casa Camino Real (Las Cruces, NM)
  • Jasmine Cintron, Boogie Down Books (Bronx, NY)
  • Betsy Covert, The Toadstool Bookshop (Keene, NH)
  • Thu Doan, East Bay Booksellers (Oakland, CA)
  • Emily Gilbow, Vroman's Bookstore (Pasadena, CA)
  • Jessica Hahl, Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT)
  • Araceli Hernandez, Libélula Books & Co. (San Diego, CA)
  • Susan Horn, Joyride Bookshop (San Diego, CA)
  • Jamilah Horton, House of Pages Bookstore (Peachtree Corners, GA)
  • Megan Howe, Alice, Ever After Books (Buffalo, NY)
  • Audrey Huang, Belmont Books (Belmont, MA)
  • Candice Huber, Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop (New Orleans, LA)
  • Amanda Hurley, Tombolo Books (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Gwyneth Ingham, TBD (TBD, FL)
  • Molly Jones, Paulina Springs Books (Sisters, OR)
  • Revati Kilaparti, Old Firehouse Books (Fort Collins, CO)
  • Kassie King, The Novel Neighbor (Webster Groves, MO)
  • Andrew King, Secret Garden Bookshop (Seattle, WA)
  • Amanda Kranias, Blue Manatee Literacy Project (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Nicole Lintemuth, Bettie's Pages (Lowell, MI)
  • Jennifer Matthews, Growing Minds Bookstore (Catonsville, MD)
  • John Patu, Samoana Media (Honolulu, HI)
  • Jonathan Pope, Prologue Bookshop (Columbus, OH)
  • Kaitlyn Reed, Read Between the Lynes (Woodstock, IL)
  • Max Ruthless, Foggy Pine Books (Boone, NC)
  • Nina Sanchez, 51st Ward Books (Chicago, IL)
  • Chan Singh, Eagle Eye Book Shop (Decatur, GA)
  • Verlean Singletary, Da Book Joint (Chicago, IL)
  • Sonyah Spencer, Urban Reader Bookstore (Charlotte NC)
  • Artika Tyner, Planting People Growing Justice Bookstore (Saint Paul, MN)
  • Meg Wasmer, Copper Dog Books (Beverly, MA)

Sponsored by the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation:

  • Ari Ray Agnew, Book Passage (Corte Madera, CA)
  • Kim Brock, Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Y-Binh Nguyen, El Taller (Lawrence, MA)

Snow Days Raffle Winners:

  • Megan Mejstrik, Francie & Finch Bookshop (Lincoln, NE) (Kumospace)
  • Talia Whyte, Rozzie Bound (Boston, MA) (Rep Picks)