Events

05 Feb
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Roundup of BTW’s Winter Institute Coverage Provides Closer Look at 2020 Event

Bookselling This Week has compiled all previous coverage of Winter Institute 15, as well as this week’s articles recapping the event.

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05 Feb

American Booksellers for Free Expression Comments on “American Dirt”

ABFE believes that the conversations about American Dirt are not only protected by the First Amendment, but that they are essential in a society founded on democratic ideals.

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04 Feb

Help ABA Plan for Winter Institute 16

Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 15 are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey and sign into the Winter Institute app to complete session evaluations.

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29 Jan

Sign Up for ABA’s February 4 Technology Meetup

In this session, booksellers will learn about best practices for password security.

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29 Jan
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BookExpo Brings Back Bestsellers Grant Program for Indie Booksellers

The grant includes a three-night stay at the Wyndham New Yorker and $150 in BookExpo Bucks.

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29 Jan

Wi15 Presentation: “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Conversation With Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds”

The authors recently collaborated on a book for young people that aims to shine a light on the many forms of racism as well as ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their own lives.

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29 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: “Bookselling and Liberation: Black Bookstores in America, From the ’60s to the Present”

Black bookstores faced a tremendous amount of legal persecution, but were booming by the end of the 1960s; since then, they have experienced resurgences and recessions coinciding with social movements.

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28 Jan
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Watch BookWeb for Winter Institute Keynotes, Education Sessions

In the coming weeks, ABA will post videos of keynote presentations and education sessions from the 2020 Winter Institute for all member booksellers to enjoy.

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24 Jan

Book Industry Celebrates Winter Institute’s 15th Year, ABA’s 120th

More than 750 independent booksellers gathered this week in Baltimore for the 15th annual Winter Institute, a four-day educational and networking event marked by noted positivity among attendees from across the country and around the world.

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24 Jan

Booksellers Sample Board Games at Winter Institute

“Our shelves seem a little bare and we wanted to find some new and exciting things,” said Lauren Ritta of Indigo Bridge Books.

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24 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: Ryan Raffaelli on Technology Reemergence

Raffaelli identified key findings that he believes are what have supported the growth of the indie channel, but he also looked ahead to industry-specific challenges and how booksellers can address them.

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24 Jan
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Wi15 Town Hall Addresses Bookseller Questions About Bookshop, ABACUS, Children’s Bookselling

ABA hosted a Town Hall meeting at Winter Institute on Thursday, January 23, and invited booksellers to share their comments, questions, and concerns about the association and the book industry at large with the ABA Board and staff.

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24 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: Jennifer Finney Boylan on Gender and Resistance

“All I wanted [in life] was to be around books, and even now, decades later, I still feel that way,” said Boylan. “Booksellers and publishers are among the people I most admire in the world.”

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23 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: Rebecca Solnit on Voicelessness, Nonexistence, and Gender Violence

“Part of what we’re trying to do in books is to turn people into readers and listeners, into people who pay attention to other voices, other experiences, other perspectives,” said Solnit.

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