BTW Articles

16 Feb
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Winter Institute

Booksellers should check their inboxes (and spam folders) for an invitation to log in to the American Booksellers Association’s 16th annual Winter Institute (Wi16), which is taking place February 18-20.

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15 Feb
Binc Trivia Night

Deadline Extended to Join ABA’s Trivia Game and Support the Binc Foundation

Saturday, February 20, at 5:00 p.m. ET is now the deadline to sign up for a trivia night to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. Tickets are $5.

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15 Feb
ABA Meetups Logo

March Meetups to Look at Poetry Books, Canva

On March 4, booksellers can join a meetup to learn about marketing poetry books; on March 11, ABA will cover the easy-to-use graphic design platform Canva.

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10 Feb

Watch Your Inbox: Winter Institute Event Links Coming Soon

Over the next week, ABA will send out all the information that registered booksellers need to access the range of virtual events taking place during Winter Institute.

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09 Feb

Virtual Winter Institute to Feature ASL Interpretation

Handwriter Ink will be providing American Sign Language interpreting services for a number of events at Wi16, sponsored in part by Biblio.com, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and Bookazine.

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10 Feb
Binc Trivia Night

Join ABA’s Trivia Game and Support the Binc Foundation

Tickets are $5 per participant, and all proceeds benefit the Binc Foundation. The deadline to sign up is February 17.

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08 Feb

Visit ABA’s New Events Calendar to See What’s Coming Up

As the American Booksellers Association increases its event offerings, bookseller members now have a place where they can see the entire lineup in one convenient calendar view.

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10 Feb

Talk About the Future During Winter Institute’s Bookseller-to-Bookseller Discussion Groups

These discussions are intended to prime booksellers for the Saturday, February 20, keynote “How to Think Like a Futurist” with futurist and author Brian David Johnson.

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10 Feb
Visit our Expo booths for a chance to win $100

Visit With Publishers and Partners in the Winter Institute Expo

Visit as many Expo booths as possible on all three days of Wi16 to win one of 15 $100 AmEx gift cards. 

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08 Feb
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Petition Process Underway for 2021 Board Election

ABA has announced five director candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board, as well as the board’s selection for president and vice president. Booksellers can petition to be added to the ballot.

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