Spring Forums to Feature Discussion on Bookstores as Inclusive Places for Dialogue and Discussion

    In addition to the usual Open Forum discussions on topics of concern to booksellers, ABA’s Spring Forums will include the non-traditional education session “Bookstores — An Inclusive Place for Dialogue and Discovery.”

    Register for Thursday’s Live Webinar “Google Analytics for E-commerce”

    Tomorrow, February 16, ABA will present a live webinar of the popular Winter Institute 12 session “Google Analytics for E-commerce,” featuring Max Thomas, the owner of

    Winter Institute Heads to Memphis in 2018

    On the final day of Wi12, ABA CEO Oren Teicher announced that Winter Institute 2018 will take place in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Booksellers’ Enthusiasm and Passion on Display at Record-Breaking Winter Institute

    Approximately 655 booksellers from 335 stores were in Minneapolis for ABA’s 12th annual Winter Institute, which also featured a record-breaking number of publishers and authors.

    Wi12: Roxane Gay on Bookstores as Sanctuaries

    On the opening day of Winter Institute, author Roxane Gay urged indie booksellers to ensure that their stores are inclusive places of refuge for all those needing sanctuary.

    Kansas Leadership Center to Present Workshop, Wi12 Debrief

    Friday’s Leadership Workshop for Owners and Managers and the Wi12 Debrief will be presented by Amanda Cebula and Thomas Stanley of the Kansas Leadership Center.

    Registration Underway for 2017 ABC Children’s Institute

    Registration for the fifth ABC Children’s Institute opened last Wednesday, January 11. Space is limited, and there is a maximum of five registrants per ABA member business.

    Winter Institute Updates: Book Swap, Bookstore Tours, Leadership and Finance Seminars

    With the American Booksellers Association’s 12th annual Winter Institute just three weeks away, here are some important reminders and updates.

    BookExpo Registration Underway

    ABA member booksellers can register for free badges to BookExpo 2017 and take advantage of a great rate at Hotel ABA — The Row NYC Hotel; a limited number of rooms are still available.

    Registration for Children’s Institute to Open January 11

    Registration for the 2017 ABC Children’s Institute will open next Wednesday. The event will be held at the Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon, from April 5–7.

    2017 BookExpo Registration Now Open

    Registration for BookExpo 2017 opened last week. The trade show and ABA programming will held at New York’s Javits Convention Center from Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2.

    Winter Institute Workshop to Teach Key Competencies for Effective Leadership

    Here, Amanda Cebula and Thomas Stanley of the Kansas Leadership Center discuss what booksellers can expect to learn during the Leadership Workshop for Owners and Managers at next month’s Winter Institute.

    The Latest IndieCommunication for IndieCommerce Stores

    The November 25 edition of IndieCommunication features information about the IndieCommerce Institute, Winter Institute one-on-ones,, and Google Analytics.

    New Date and Time for Winter Institute Finance Seminar

    The Bookstore Finance Seminar at Winter Institute 12 will now take place on Monday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Spaces Filling Up for Special Winter Institute and Pre-Institute Programs

    Booksellers should register now to secure seats for Wi12’s Bookstore/Publisher Tours, IndieCommerce Institute, Leadership Workshop, Advanced Education Sessions, and Finance Seminar.


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