57 Booksellers Win Scholarships to the ABC Children’s Institute

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The American Booksellers Association has named 57 winners of scholarships to the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute (Ci7) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ci7 logoThe awards cover the conference fee, a three-night stay at the host hotel, and up to $400 in travel expenses to the June 26–28 event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh–Green Tree.

New this year, individual Ci7 scholarship recipients will not be matched with individual sponsors; instead, a portion of total fees raised by Children’s Institute sponsorships are being dedicated to funding as many bookseller scholarships for as many new and different stores as possible. There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities remaining for Ci7; interested publishers can contact ABA Director of Development and Publisher Relations Matthew Zoni.

The recipients of scholarships to the seventh ABC Children’s Institute are:

  • Desiree Bailey, San Marco Bookstore (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Susan Beck, The Beehive (Dalton, GA)
  • Jeffrey Blair, EyeSeeMe (University City, MO)
  • Alexandra Bynoe-Kasden, Greenlight Bookstore (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Aaron Cance, The Booksellers (Sandy, UT)
  • Kathleen Carey, Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza (Albany, NY)
  • Anastasia (Annie) Carl, The Neverending Bookshop (Edmonds, WA)
  • Laura Chasen, Old Town Books (Alexandria, VA)
  • Denise Chávez, Casa Camino Real (Las Cruces, NM)
  • Emil Christmann, the river’s end bookstore (Oswego, NY)
  • Jody Chwatun, Saturn Booksellers (Gaylord, MI)
  • Jenna Craig, Buxton Books & Tours (Charleston, SC)
  • Clare Doornbos, Book Passage (San Francisco, CA)
  • Maceo Cabrera Estévez, Booklandia (Oakland, CA)
  • Tracie Fain, The Book House (Mableton, GA)
  • Cammie Fuller, Bookstore Name TBD (Warrenton, VA)
  • Casey Gerken, Innisfree Bookshop (Meredith, NH)
  • Peter Glassman, Books of Wonder (New York, NY)
  • Victoria Hall, Indigo Bridge Books & Cafe (Lincoln, NE)
  • Meghan Hayden, River Bend Bookshop (South Glastonbury, CT)
  • Stephanie Heinz, Print: A Bookstore (Portland, ME)
  • Devina Horvath, Print and Page Booksellers (Corona, CA)
  • Meredith Hylton, Indy Reads Books (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Jennifer (JJ) Indeliclae, Ebenezer Books (Johnson, VT)
  • Carrie Koepke, Skylark Bookshop (Columbia, MO)
  • Dearsha Johnson, Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, Inc. (Fernandina Beach, FL)
  • Amy Lamb, Wonderland Bookshop (Greensboro, NC)
  • Keith Lewis, Bookie’s (Chicago, IL)
  • Veronica Liu, Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria (New York, NY)
  • Anastasia McKenna (a.k.a. Miss Anastasia), The Twig Book Shop (San Antonio, TX)
  • Clarabel McNeill, Bell & Bunna’s (Lafayette, CA)
  • Jessica Mendez, Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington, DE)
  • VaLinda Miller, The Booksmith (Seneca, SC)
  • Zsamé Morgan, Babycake’s Book Stack (St. Paul, MN)
  • Caitlyn Morrissey, Bank Street Bookstore (New York, NY)
  • Sandy Myers, One More Page Booksellers (Plano, TX)
  • Katie Orphan, The Last Bookstore (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Jen Pino, Vroman’s Bookstore (Pasadena, CA)
  • Sue Ranney, Books on the Common (Ridgefield, CT)
  • Marianne Reiner, Run for Cover Bookstore (San Diego, CA)
  • Dawn Rennert, Concord Bookshop (Concord, MA)
  • Alex Rhett, Sandcastle Tales (San Diego, CA)
  • Abigail Rice, The Briar Patch (Bangor, ME)
  • Marilyn Robbins, BookBar (Denver, CO)
  • Mary Rork-Watson, Plot Twist Bookstore (Ankeny, IA)
  • Mary Ruthless, Foggy Pine Books (Boone, NC)
  • Debbie Scheller, A Likely Story (Sykesville, MD)
  • Karen Schumann, R.J. Julia Booksellers (Madison, CT)
  • Stephanie Seales, Bookshop Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Susan Skirboll, Kramerbooks (Washington, DC)
  • Cristin Stickles, McNally Jackson Booksellers (New York, NY)
  • Beth Stroh, Viewpoint Books (Columbus, IN)
  • Robert Sutton, Ferguson Books & More (Grand Forks, ND)
  • Susan Tank, Paulina Springs Books (Sisters, OR)
  • Janet Thompson, Lark & Owl Booksellers (Georgetown, TX)
  • Megan Waterman, The Book Nook (Canby, OR)
  • Cindi Whittemore, Ink Spell Books (Half Moon Bay, CA)

Registration for the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute will open on Wednesday, February 20. Questions about the ABC Children’s Institute should be sent to childrensinstitute@bookweb.org.

All booksellers are encouraged to review the Ci7 program and consider sharing their expertise as a panelist at Children’s Institute. Booksellers can send details about their specialties to ABC Children’s Group Manager Gen de Botton, who will be in touch if such expertise coincides with planned programming.