Winter Institute Scholarship Winners Announced [4]

Thirty-seven booksellers have been named the winners of publisher-sponsored scholarships to the American Booksellers Association’s Seventh Annual Winter Institute [6], sponsored by the Ingram Content Group.

“Thanks to the generosity of our Winter Institute sponsors, today we are announcing a record-breaking number of bookseller scholarship recipients,” said ABA Development Officer Mark Nichols. “We encourage all ABA members to join in thanking our sponsors for their continuing support of independent booksellers.”

Winter Institute 7 will be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans’ French Quarter from January 18 - 20, 2012. Scholarships cover the cost of up to a four-night stay at the host hotel, transportation costs up to $350, and the Wi7 meal fee.

The 2012 Winter Institute scholarship winners and their sponsors are:

Abrams: Linda Bubon, Women and Children First [7], Chicago, IL

Candlewick:  Betsey Detwiler, Buttonwood Books & Toys [8], Cohasset, MA

Consortium Book Sales and Distribution: Maribeth Steketee, Schuler Books & Music [9], Grand Rapids, MI

Diamond Book Distributors: Kenny Sarfin, Books & Greetings [10], Northvale, NJ

Disney Publishing Worldwide: Sally Bulthuis, Pooh’s Corner [11], Grand Rapids, MI

Egmont USA: Vicky Titcomb, Titcomb’s Bookshop [12], East Sandwich, MA

Graywolf Press: Tripp Ryder, Carleton College Bookstore [13], Northfield, MN

Grove/Atlantic: Lori Cardiff, St. Helens Book Shop [14], St. Helens, OR

Hachette Book Group: Paul Jaffe, Copperfield’s Books [15], Santa Rosa, CA

Harlequin Nonfiction: Cheryl Lucas, Crystal Books & Gifts [16], Grand Junction, CO

HarperCollins Adult: Archie Kutz, Lift Bridge Book Shop [17], Brockport, NY

HarperCollins Adult: Karen Hayes, Parnassus Books [18], Nashville, TN

HarperCollins Children’s: Susan Boucher, Lake Forest Book Store [19], Lake Forest, IL

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Kate Weiss, Penguin Bookshop [20], Sewickley, PA

Hyperion: Marion Abbott, Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts [21], Berkeley, CA

Ingram Book Group: Dante Digenova, Northtown Books [22], Arcata, CA

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers: Shirley Mullin, Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore [23], Indianapolis, IN

Macmillan Adult: Suzanne Droppert, Liberty Bay Books [24], Poulsbo, WA

Macmillan Children’s: Maureen Palacios, Once Upon a Time [25], Montrose, CA

Midpoint Trade Books: Barbara Siepker, The Cottage Book Shop [26], Glen Arbor, MI

Milkweed Editions: Becky Dayton, The Vermont Book Shop [27], Middlebury, VT

MP Publishing: Peggy Bieber, Chapter I Book Center [28], Aberdeen, SD

New Directions: Mary Gay Shipley, That Bookstore in Blytheville [29], Blytheville, AR

Other Press: Judith Kissner, Scout & Morgan Books [30], Cambridge, MN

Penguin Adult: Michael Barnard, Rakestraw Books [31], Danville, CA

Penguin Young Readers Group: Jill Stein, J & J Children’s Books, Sierra Madre, CA

Perseus Books Group/PGW: James Fugate, Eso Won Bookstore [32], Los Angeles, CA

Random House Adult: Andrea Avantaggio, Maria’s Bookshop [33], Durango, CO

Random House Children’s Books: Robert McDonald, The Book Stall at Chestnut Court [34], Winnetka, IL

Scholastic: Mary Jane Reed, G.J. Ford Bookshop [35], St. Simons Island, GA

Simon & Schuster Adult:  Eon Alden, City Lights Bookstore [36], Sylva, NC

Simon & Schuster Children’s: Debbie Klein, The Dolphin Bookshop [37], Port Washington, NY

Sourcebooks: Russ Adams, Bienville Books [38], Mobile, AL

Unbridled Books: Stan Hynds, Northshire Bookstore [39], Manchester Center, VT

W.W. Norton: Seth Marko, UCSD Bookstore [40], La Jolla, CA

Wiley: Laura Delaney, Rediscovered Books [41], Boise, ID

Workman: Liza Bernard, The Norwich Bookstore [42], Norwich, VT