Winter Institute

    Indies Forward Aims to Unite Young Bookselling Professionals

    Young booksellers from across the country are teaming up to launch Indies Forward, a volunteer organization dedicated to cultivating the emerging generation of leaders in bookselling. 

    Advanced Education Session to Teach the Art of “Managing Managers”

    At the Wi12 advanced education session “Managing Managers,” Business Women’s Circle CEO Lani Basa will discuss the key components of an effective owner/manager relationship.

    Wi12 Attendees Encouraged to Bring Books to Swap and to Donate

    ABA is asking all Winter Institute 12 attendees to bring a favorite title that’s at least five years old to share at the Backlist Book Swap Party and to donate a book of any age to benefit one of three Minneapolis-area literacy groups.

    Strategies for Successfully Working With Family Members Focus of Wi12 Session

    During the Wi12 session “Navigating Family Relationships in Business,” Sarah Stern of Family Business Minnesota will address the unique challenges presented by working with family members.

    14 Publishers Ready for Consultations With Booksellers at Winter Institute

    Fourteen mostly small- and mid-size companies will have a representative available for face-to-face conversations with booksellers on Monday afternoon, January 30, at Winter Institute 12.

    Paul Currie, CEO of U.K.’s Foyles Bookshop, to Speak at Winter Institute on Future of Retail

    Paul Currie, CEO of the U.K.’s iconic Foyles Bookshop, will give a featured talk at Winter Institute 12 in Minneapolis entitled “Retail of the Future.”

    App Available to Enhance Winter Institute 12 Experience

    All Wi12 attendees are encouraged to download the ABA Institutes app, which allows users to see the full event program, create personal schedules, contact other participants, and more.

    Bookseller-to-Bookseller Facebook Group Launches Ahead of Winter Institute

    Winter Institute bookseller registrants can now join a Facebook group dedicated to online bookseller-to-bookseller networking in advance of the event’s Friday, January 27, kickoff in Minneapolis.

    Wi12 Consultation Station to Feature 29 Business Service Providers

    The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 12 will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

    Body Positive Yogi and Author Jessamyn Stanley to Lead Class at Winter Institute

    Winter Institute attendees will have the chance to start their day with a yoga class taught by Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get on the Mat. Love Your Body.

    Two Minneapolis Cultural Institutions Offer Unique Experiences for Wi12 Attendees

    The Kerlan Collection, a leading repository of the work of children’s book creators, is inviting Winter Institute attendees to an open house; the historic Mill City Museum is offering attendees a special discount.

    Wi12 Offers Full Schedule of Parties and Receptions

    Booksellers and publishers will have many opportunities to socialize with colleagues during the Winter Institute’s full slate of parties and receptions.

    Roxane Gay to Address Diversity in Bookselling During Wi12 Opening Keynote

    Bestselling author and social commentator Roxane Gay will discuss the need to proactively address diversity in the book industry and beyond during the opening Winter Institute keynote on January 28.

    Wi12 Education Session to Highlight Value of Store Culture

    Maria Reitan and Kevin P. Quinn of STYLED RETAIL will present the advanced education session “Understanding and Fostering Your Store Culture” at this month’s Winter Institute.

    Kim Scott, Author of Radical Candor, to Deliver Wi12 Breakfast Keynote

    Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, explains how, in order to be a great boss, you have to have a very personal relationship with the people who work for you.


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