72 Booksellers Awarded Scholarships to the 2019 Winter Institute

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The American Booksellers Association has named 72 winners of scholarships to the 2019 Winter Institute (Wi14), which will take place January 22–25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

New this year, individual Wi14 scholarship recipients will not be matched with individual sponsors; instead, a portion of total fees raised by Winter Institute sponsorships are being dedicated to funding as many bookseller scholarships for as many new and different stores as possible.

“We are enormously grateful for the generous support of our sponsors, without whom the Winter Institute would not be possible,” said ABA Director of Development and Publisher Relations Matthew Zoni. “This year, in addition to lead sponsor Ingram, we have nearly one hundred large and small publisher sponsors, each of whom have contributed to funding an extraordinary number of bookseller scholarships, and we encourage all ABA members to join us in thanking our sponsors for their ongoing commitment to independent bookselling.”

There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities remaining for Wi14; interested publishers can contact Zoni.

Booksellers at all ABA member stores that did not receive a scholarship in the last two years were eligible to win a Winter Institute scholarship. Scholarships will cover the conference fee; up to four nights plus tax at a hotel in the ABA block; and transportation costs up to $500. An additional scholarship winner will be drawn from booksellers who drop off their card at the ABA booth during the fall regional trade shows.

Winter Institute 2019 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
  • Kim Bissell, Broadway Books, Portland, OR
  • Brandy Bowen, Watermark Book Co., Anacortes, WA
  • Tracey Bowes, Pressed, Erie, PA
  • Catherine Cassidy, Black Dog Books, Newton, NJ
  • Miriam Chan, The Lev, Venice, CA
  • Luis Correa, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
  • Adrienne Cote, The Tribune, Norway, ME
  • Todd Dickinson, Aaron’s Books, Lititz, PA
  • Anne Driscoll, Branches Books & Gifts, Oakhurst, CA
  • Tina Ferguson, Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills, CA
  • Adah Fitzgerald, Main Street Books, Davidson, NC
  • sweet pea Flaherty, King’s Books, Tacoma, WA
  • Angie Fleming, Givens Books, Lynchburg, VA
  • Tami Furlong, Fundamentals Children’s Books, Delaware, OH
  • Tyler Glauz-Todrank, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, VT
  • Quentin Greif, Little City Books, Hoboken, NJ
  • Andrea Griffith, Browsers Bookshop, Olympia, WA
  • Jessica Handwork, [ash-ling] Booksellers, Toccoa, GA
  • Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC
  • Heather Herbaugh, Mitzi’s Books, Rapid City, SD
  • Shaunasee Holder, A Novel Experience, Zebulon, GA
  • Sarah Hollenbeck, Women & Children First, Chicago, IL
  • Gretchen Horn, Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, Asheville, NC
  • Andrea Jones, The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT
  • Jacqueline Kellachan, The Golden Notebook, Woodstock, NY
  • Angie Kelsey, The Book Seller, Grass Valley, CA
  • Mwahaki King, Papercuts J.P., Boston, MA
  • Jennifer Kinne, Books & Mortar, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Dawn Kitchell, Neighborhood Reads Bookstore, Washington, MO
  • Marcia Lawrence, Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, Emporia, KS
  • Brein Albert Lopez, Children’s Book World, Los Angeles, CA
  • Charles Loscalzo, Bookburgh Books, Plattsburgh, NY
  • Andy Martin, Darvill’s Bookstore, Eastsound, WA
  • Morgan McComb, The Raven Book Store, Lawrence, KS
  • Katie McGinley, Wild Rumpus Books, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kendra McNeil, We Are LIT, Kentwood, MI
  • Anthony Miller, The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY
  • Tanya Mills, The Book Bungalow, St. George, UT
  • Bonnie Monnier, Curious Iguana, Frederick, MD
  • Sean Moor, Gatsby Books, Long Beach, CA
  • Amanda Mosser, Highland Books, Brevard, NC
  • Edward Newton, The Literate Lizard, Sedona, AZ
  • Eric Obenauf, Two Dollar Radio, Columbus, OH
  • Nicola Orichuia, I AM Books, Boston, MA
  • Letitia Pilelis-Gamez, Sandpiper Books, Torrance, CA
  • Alison Pinkston, Boondoggle Books & Brews, Phoenix, AZ
  • Kathleen Pohlig, Cherry Street Books, Alexandria, MN
  • Emma Ramadan, Riffraff, Providence, RI
  • Sara Ramirez, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Georgetown, TX
  • Kate Rattenborg, Dragonfly Books, Decorah, IA
  • Chelsia Rice, Montana Book Company, Helena, MT
  • Elisa Rivera, Changing Hands Phoenix/First Draft, Phoenix, AZ
  • Claudia Rivera, Libélula Books, Waterloo, IA
  • Shoshonna Roberts, Maggie Mae’s Kids Bookshop, Gresham, OR
  • Cristina Rodriguez, Deep Vellum Books, Dallas, TX
  • Andrea Scarpino, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, MO
  • Matt Shaw, Blue Hill Books, Blue Hill, ME
  • Colleen Shipman, Phoenix Books, Essex Junction, VT
  • Lisa Smegal, Rivendell Bookstore, Abilene, KS
  • Sara Snaza, Whimsy on Main, Milbank, SD
  • Matt Swanson, Longfellow Books, Portland, ME
  • Lisa Swayze, Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY
  • Doloris Vest, Book No Further, Roanoke, VA
  • Annette Vestuto, Village Lights Bookstore, Madison, IN
  • Joy Vogelgesang, Kona Stories, Kailua Kona, HI
  • Jenny Wannier, Flintridge Bookstore, La Cañada, CA
  • Meg Wasmer, Cabot Street Books, Beverly, MA
  • Catherine Weller, Weller Book Works, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Robin Wood, Books & Books at the Studios, Key West, FL
  • Derrick Young, MahoganyBooks, Washington, DC
  • Zandria Zielinski, Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE

Registration for Winter Institute 14 will open at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 17 (registrations received before that time will not be honored). ABA will announce the complete program for the event on Wednesday, September 12; booksellers are encouraged to review the schedule when beginning to book travel.

Questions about Winter Institute can be addressed to winterinstitute@bookweb.org.