78 Booksellers Win Scholarships to 2023 Winter Institute

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The American Booksellers Association is eager to announce the 78 winners of scholarships to Winter Institute 2023 (Wi2023) in Seattle, Washington.

The awards cover the conference fee, a 4-night stay at the host hotel, and up to $500 in travel expenses to the February 20–23 event at the Seattle Convention Center.

Individual Wi2023 scholarship recipients are not matched with individual sponsors; instead, a portion of total fees raised by Wi2023 sponsorships are dedicated to funding as many bookseller scholarships for as many new and different stores as possible.

On Behalf of ABA

  • Liz Bartnicki, Read Between the Lynes (Woodstock, IL)
  • Justin Seis, The Bookshop Co-op (Stevens Point, WI)
  • Joey Puente DIESEL, A Bookstore, Del Mar (San Diego, CA)
  • Bill Carl, An Unlikely Story (Plainville, MA)
  • Marianne Reiner, La Playa Books (San Diego, CA)
  • Rachael Conrad, PRINT: A Bookstore (Portland, ME)
  • Abby Bennsky, Old Town Books (Alexandria, VA)
  • Gina Carra, BookPeople (Austin, TX)
  • Beth Stroh, Viewpoint Books (Columbus, IN)
  • Sonja Coates, 57th Street Books (Chicago, IL)
  • Shirley Mullin, Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Toni Thayer, Loganberry Books (Shaker Heights, OH)
  • Kathy Burnette, The Brain Lair (South Bend, IN)
  • Michelle Tuplin, Serendipity Books (Chelsea, MI)
  • Nicole Lintemuth, Bettie’s Pages (Lowell, MI)
  • Rebekah Rine, Watermark Books & Cafe (Wichita, KS)
  • Henry Hietala, Next Chapter Booksellers (St. Paul, MN)
  • Sterling Miller Reed, Ferguson Books & More (Grand Forks, ND)
  • Kristen Sandstrom, Apostle Islands Booksellers (Bayfield, WI)
  • Dawn Kitchell, Neighborhood Reads (Washington, MO)
  • Cris Siqueira, Lion’s Tooth (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Jahna Riley, Aya Coffee and Books (Kansas City, MO)
  • Revati Kilaparti, Old Firehouse Books (Fort Collins, CO)
  • Callie Metler, Noteworthy Bookstore (Stamford, TX)
  • Christina Lefleur, Alcott’s Attic (Saint Clair Shores, MI)
  • Benedict Tanter, Main Point Books (Wayne, PA)
  • Kari Johnson, Shakespeare & Co. (New York, NY)
  • Kirstie Reynoso-Miranda, Miranda Writes (Bronx, NY)
  • Megan Howe, Alice, Ever After Books (Buffalo, NY)
  • Clara O'Connor, Ampersand Books (Rochester, NY)
  • Lauren Nopenz Fairley, Curious Iguana (Frederick, MD)
  • Kori Swearengen, Hidden Gems Literary Emporium (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • Stacy Sturgeon, Towne Center Books (Pleasanton, CA)
  • Brenda McConnell, Kona Stories (Kailua Kona, HI)
  • Tina Ferguson, Face in a Book (El Dorado Hills, CA)
  • Elayna Trucker, Napa Bookmine (Napa, CA)
  • Ryan Clark, Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH)
  • Kelsy April, Savoy Bookshop & Cafe (Westerly, RI)
  • Sam Kaas, The Norwich Bookstore (Norwich, VT)
  • Gillian Kohli, Wellesley Bookstore (Wellesley, MA)
  • Arwen Severance, The Bookstore (Gloucester, MA)
  • Amy Van Keuren, Charter Books (Newport, RI)
  • Charlie Crawford, Montana Book Company (Helena, MT)
  • Kasey Kane Charbonneau, Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT)
  • Lane Jacobson, Paulina Springs Books (Sisters, OR)
  • Rebecca Leber-Gottberg, Rediscovered Books (Boise, ID)
  • Julie Swearingen, Roundabout Books (Bend, OR)
  • Christine Longmuir, Two Rivers Bookstore (Portland, OR)
  • Kate Larson, Ballast Book Co. (Bremerton, WA)
  • Angela Pursel, The Next Chapter Bookstore (Hermiston, OR)
  • Dan Graham, Book Soup (West Hollywood, CA)
  • Mary Dixon, Gatsby Books (Long Beach, CA)
  • Valentin Zuniga Contreras, The Book Jewel (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Amy Powell, Downtown Books (Manteo, NC)
  • Lucile Perkins-Wagel, Copperfish Books (Punta Gorda, FL)
  • VaLinda Payne-Miller, Turning Page Bookshop (Goose Creek, SC)
  • Sandi Cararo, The Book Dragon Shop (Staunton, VA)
  • Crystel Calderon, Portkey Books (Safety Harbor, FL)
  • Kaneisha Gaston Arhin, Red Rice & Beans Diaspora Bookstore (Charlotte, NC)
  • Davis Shoulders, Atlas Books (Johnson City, TN)
  • Jamilah Horton, House Of Pages Bookstore (Lithonia, GA)
  • Emily VanKoughnett, Skylight Books (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Elizabeth Aspbury, Bobzbay (Bloomington, IL) —  ABACUS Raffle Winner

On Behalf of NAIBA

  • Eowyn Randall, Riverstone Books (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Jasmine Cintron, Boogie Down Books (Bronx, NY)

On Behald of CALIBA

  • Maria Guerra, LA librería (Los Angeles, CA)

On Behalf of BINC

  • Kay Kerimian, Greenlight Bookstore (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Valeria Cerda, La Revo Books (Greenfield, WI)
  • Cori Smith, BLK + BRWN. (Kansas City, MO)
  • Veronica Soliz Johnson, Libros Bookmobile (Taylor, TX)
  • Aidalene Suarez, Kulture Café (Harriman, NY)
  • Nathan Allen, Underdog Bookstore (Monrovia, CA)
  • Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven, The King’s English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Tory Hall, Chapters Books & Gifts (Seward, NE)
  • Terri LeBlanc, Swamp Fox Bookstore (Marion, IA)
  • Anna Brown, Katy Budget Books (Katy, TX)
  • Rebecca Kozak, Darvill’s Bookstore (Eastsound, WA)
  • Amanda Qassar, Warwick’s (La Jolla, CA)