Winter Institute

05 Jan

A Suggested Winter Institute Itinerary

In less than two weeks, ABA’s Sixth Annual Winter Institute will be well underway in Washington, D.C. Here are some important logistical reminders for the more than 500 booksellers who will be in attendance.

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21 Dec

Internationally Recognized Thought Leader David Allen to Present Wi6's “Efficiency 201”

Bestselling author David Allen, widely recognized as the leading authority on personal and organization productivity, will focus on effectively taking on projects large and small and mastering key components in making a bookstore more productive at the Winter Institute’s “Efficiency 201: Accomplish More By Working Less.”

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21 Dec

Retail Expert Bob Phibbs Offers Insights on Improving Business in 2011

Noted retail expert Bob Phibbs talks about The Retail Doctor’s Guide to Growing Your Business, what not to do during an economic downturn, and his upcoming keynote address at ABA’s Winter Institute.

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21 Dec

Start the Day With Yoga at Wi6

Susan Weis-Bohlen, owner of breathe books, in Baltimore, Maryland, will lead a yoga class at ABA's Sixth Annual Winter Institute.

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21 Dec

Ingram Names Winter Institute Scholarship Recipient

Ingram Content Group, the lead sponsor of ABA's Sixth Annual Winter Institute, this week announced its 2011 scholarship recipient.

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16 Dec

Bookseller Input Sought for “Working With Reps” Panel

ABA’s education staff is seeking input from booksellers for the Winter Institute education panel “New Adventures in Book Buying: Working With Reps Near and Far.”  ABA would especially like to hear from those who use new technology to buy and/or communicate with reps.

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16 Dec

Special Wi6 T-Shirts to Benefit ABFFE

Sales at Wi6 of a T-shirt featuring an “enhanced” version of the classic painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” will benefit the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.

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08 Dec

Consultation Station: A Unique Opportunity for One-on-One Conversations With Service Providers

Booksellers who haven’t already scheduled appointments to meet with book industry service providers at the Winter Institute’s Consultation Station are encouraged to do so soon.

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02 Dec

Wi6 Registration/Hotel Reservation Reminder

With Winter Institute event registration and the Crystal Gateway Marriott booked to capacity, ABA is urging registered booksellers who are no longer planning to attend and those with hotel reservations that are no longer needed to contact ABA’s Member Relationship Managers as soon as possible.

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30 Nov
22 Nov

Wi6 Scholarship Winners Announced

Thirty-one booksellers have been awarded publisher-sponsored scholarships to the ABA’s Sixth Annual Winter Institute, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group.

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18 Nov

Appointments Being Scheduled Now for Wi6’s Consultation Station

ABA urges booksellers to schedule conversations with book industry service providers who will be at the Winter Institute's Consultation Station on Friday afternoon, January 21.

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18 Nov

Wi6’s Indie Store Tour Limited to 25 Booksellers

Booksellers who are registered for ABA’s Winter Institute are invited to sign up now for a merchandising tour of Washington, D.C.’s Revolution Cycles.

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18 Nov

Drabyak and Domnitz Scholarship Winners Announced

ABA has announced the winners of two scholarships to the Sixth Annual Winter Institute – the Joe Drabyak Frontline Fellowship, sponsored by Workman Publishing, and the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship, awarded by ABA to a bookseller at a store that submitted financial data to the 2010 ABACUS Survey.

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