60 Winter Institute Scholarship Winners Named

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This week, the American Booksellers Association announced the winners of 60 scholarships to the February 2015 Winter Institute in Asheville, North Carolina. Fifty-two of the scholarships have been awarded to booksellers by the Winter Institute’s publisher sponsors. All ABA member booksellers were eligible to win scholarships if their stores had not won a scholarship in the past three years.

“Publishers have once again shown their commitment to independent bookselling by enabling a record number of scholarship recipients to attend the Winter Institute,” said ABA Development Officer Mark Nichols. “We encourage all of our members to join us in thanking them for their ongoing generous support.”

Additionally, five ABA members have been awarded scholarships by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), a non-profit dedicated to providing financial assistance to booksellers since 1996. ABA has also named the recipient of its Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship, awarded to a store that participated in the 2014 ABACUS Survey.

A scholarship in memory of long-time Bay Area Random House sales representative Maggie Castanon has been given jointly by the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association and Random House. And Candlewick Press has once again awarded a scholarship to a bookseller active in the Candlewick Handselling Indie Recognition Program (CHIRP).

A scholarship awarded by the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association in memory of Glenn Goldman was previously announced, bringing the total number of scholarships to 61.

Publisher-sponsored Winter Institute scholarships cover the conference fee, up to four nights plus tax at the Grove Park Inn at the special ABA rate, and transportation costs up to $400.

Winter Institute 2015 Publisher-Sponsored Scholarship Recipients

  • Abrams: Francine Lucidon, The Voracious Reader, Larchmont, NY
  • Algonquin Young Readers: Janelle Smith, Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, WA
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing: John Christensen, Arcadia Books, Spring Green, WI
  • Black Dog & Leventhal/Wiley: Thomas Roberts, Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, Warwick, NY
  • Bloomsbury: Amy Thomas, Pegasus Books, Berkeley, CA
  • Candlewick Press: Deborah Johnson, Barstons Child’s Play, Washington, DC
  • Capstone Publishing: Kirsten Hess, Let’s Play Books!, Emmaus, PA
  • Charlesbridge/Graywolf Press: Frank Reiss, A Cappella Books, Atlanta, GA
  • Chronicle Books: Sarah Pishko, Prince Books, Norfolk, VA
  • Coffee House Press/Tin House Books: Lois Hanson, Paragraphs Bookstore, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Consortium: Maria Roden, Orinda Books, Orinda, CA
  • Disney Publishing: Emily Scheinman, bananaseed book fairs, Belmont, CA
  • Dzanc Books: Connie Barnes, RiverRead Books, Binghamton, NY
  • Egmont USA: Marlene England, Curious Iguana, Frederick, MD
  • Europa Editions/Seven Stories Press: Laura Harris, Poor Richard’s Booksellers, Easley, SC
  • Flatiron Books/Picador: Mollie Loughlin, Book Vine, Cherokee, IA
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Henry Holt: Brian Lampkin, Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC
  • Grove/Atlantic: Britton Trice, Garden District Book Shop, New Orleans, LA
  • Hachette Book Group Adult: Kathleen Millard, Elm Street Books, New Canaan, CT
  • Harlequin 1: Mary Ann Donaghy, The Bookworm, Bernardsville, NJ
  • Harlequin 2: Richard Deupree, Katy Budget Books, Houston, TX
  • Harlequin 3: Shelley Lowe, Monkey and Dog Books, Fort Worth, TX
  • HarperCollins Adult 1: Susan McAnnelly, Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • HarperCollins Adult 2: Naomi Chamblin, Napa Bookmine, Napa, CA
  • HarperCollins Children’s Books 1: Linda Devlin, Linda’s Story Time, Monroe, CT
  • HarperCollins Children’s Books 2: Tina Ferguson, Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills, CA
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adult: Suzy Staubach, UConn Co-op Bookstore, Storrs Center, CT
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books: Danny Givens, Givens Books, Lynchburg, VA
  • House of Anansi Press: Patti Pattee, Watermark Book Company, Anacortes, WA
  • Ingram Content Group: Jamie Layton, Duck’s Cottage, Manteo, NC
  • Little, Brown Young Readers: Harriet Logan, Loganberry Books, Shaker Heights, OH
  • Lonely Planet: Susan Taylor, The Traveler, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Macmillan Adult: Nicole Magistro, The Bookworm of Edwards, Edwards, CO
  • Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group: Jennifer Indeliclae, Ebenezer Books, Johnson, VT
  • Midpoint Trade Books: Kathleen Dixon, Islandtime Books & More, Washington Island, WI
  • Milkweed Editions: Hilary Gustafson, Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI
  • New Directions: Teresa Kirschbraun, City Lit Books, Chicago, IL
  • The New Press: VaLinda Payne-Miller, The Booksmith, Seneca, SC
  • Other Press: Luan Stauss, Laurel Book Store, Oakland, CA
  • Penguin Group Adult 1: Chris McDonald, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, VT
  • Penguin Group Adult 2: Ed Berlin, The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, MD
  • Penguin Young Readers Group: Arlene Lynes, Read Between the Lynes, Woodstock, IL
  • Perseus Books Group/PGW: Barbara Theroux, Fact & Fiction, Missoula, MT
  • Random House Adult: Denise Berthiaume, Books & Books Westhampton Beach, Westhampton Beach, NY
  • Random House Children’s Books: Elizabeth Bluemle, The Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, VT
  • Scholastic: Sue Kowalski, The Bookstore, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Simon & Schuster Adult: Ariana Paliobagis, Country Bookshelf, Bozeman, MT
  • Simon & Schuster Children’s Books: Patricia Fowler, Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, VT
  • Sourcebooks: David Cheezem, Fireside Books, Palmer, AK
  • Steerforth Press: Dana Schulz, Snowbound Books, Marquette, MI
  • W.W. Norton: Karen Emmerling, Beach Books, Seaside, OR
  • Workman: Wyn Morris, Morris Book Shop, Lexington, KY

Book Industry Charitable Foundation Scholarships

  • Sarah Look, Charis Books & More, Atlanta, GA
  • Heidi Tannenbaum, Housing Works Bookstore/Café, New York, NY
  • Katie Orphan, The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA
  • Susan Formby, A Novel Experience, Zebulon, GA
  • Mary Williams, Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA

Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship (ABA/ABACUS)

  • Carol Blizzard Dunn, Northwind Book & Fiber, Spooner, WI

Maggie Castanon Memorial Scholarship (Random House/NCIBA)

  • Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

CHIRP Scholarship (Candlewick Press)

  • Ashley Despain, Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA

Glenn Goldman Booksellers Scholarship (SCIBA)

  • Dan Graham, Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA

A Wi10 meet-and-greet for scholarship winners and their sponsors is planned for Sunday evening, February 8, at The Venue, downtown Asheville, just prior to the Wi10 Welcome Reception.