Winter Institute

26 Jan

Live From Long Beach -- ABA Winter Institute, Day 1

Beginning with an 8:30 a.m. session on "Budgeting & Monitoring," and continuing for almost 10 hours of programming, Day 1 of the first-annual American Booksellers Association Winter Institute kicked off on Thursday in Long Beach, California. More than 360 independent booksellers from approximately 200 stores are attending 25 educational sessions designed to offer a wide range of programming for booksellers at different levels of experience, as well as other meetings and social events.

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19 Jan

Winter Institute News

Here's an updated list of authors and illustrators appearing at next Thursday evening's Winter Institute Reception, an announcement of the panelists taking part in Friday's session "Independent Retailing in the U.S. Today," and news about a Spanish-Language Bookstore Focus Group.


Authors and Illustrators to Attend Thursday Evening Reception

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12 Jan

New Sessions Added to Winter Institute Program

Two new sessions were recently added to the schedule of educational programming at the American Booksellers Association's inaugural Winter Institute to be held in Long Beach, California, on Thursday, January 26, and on Friday, January 27.

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04 Jan

Winter Institute's Special Hotel Rate Offer Set to Expire

Booksellers -- both the owners and staff of ABA member stores -- who would like to attend the American Booksellers Association's Winter Institute on January 26 and 27 in Long, Beach, California, can still register for the free event. However, booksellers who require hotel accommodations at the Long Beach Hilton, the event's host hotel, should note that effective this Monday, January 9, the reduced room rate offer for Institute participants will expire.

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22 Dec

Winter Institute Registrants Encompass Booksellers Nationwide

The American Booksellers Association has released preliminary registration figures for its inaugural Winter Institute to be held in Long Beach, California, on Thursday, January 26, and on Friday, January 27.

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13 Dec

Winter Institute Registration Continues

With just six weeks left until the start of the American Booksellers Association's inaugural Winter Institute, registration for the event continues, but rooms at California's Long Beach Hilton, the host hotel, are quickly disappearing.

The Winter Institute's comprehensive education program, which is free to all ABA member booksellers, both owners and staff, begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, and runs through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27.

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08 Dec

Scholarship Winners Look to Recharge at Winter Institute

Over 30 bookseller scholarship winners will attend the American Booksellers Association's first annual Winter Institute, to be held in Long Beach, California, on January 26 and 27. Twenty-two of the scholarships, covering airfare and hotel costs, are sponsored by 11 Book Sense Publisher Partners. Additional scholarships are sponsored by ABA.

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01 Dec

Winter Institute Features Roster of Outstanding Independent Booksellers

A roster of notable independent booksellers, as well as American Booksellers Association staff and representatives from some of Book Sense's Publisher Partners, will moderate and present more than 22 education sessions at the inaugural Winter Institute in January.

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17 Nov

Twenty-three Winter Institute Scholarship Winners Announced

Twenty-two lucky booksellers were recently informed that they were the recipients of publisher-sponsored scholarships to the American Booksellers Association's first annual Winter Institute. In addition, ABA announced the winner of its Emerging Leader Scholarship, awarded to a bookseller who has been in the business for less than two years and who shows a commitment to furthering the success of independent bookselling.

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16 Nov

Winter Institute Hotel Sold Out Wednesday Night

Rooms at special reduced rates at the Long Beach Hilton, headquarters hotel for the American Booksellers Association's First Annual Winter Institute, are officially sold out for Wednesday night, January 25. However, rooms are still available at a rate of $112 per night for Thursday, January 26, and Friday, the 27th, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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10 Nov

Special Winter Institute Hotel Offer Ends November 15

Booksellers who want to take advantage of the special $89 hotel room rate at the Long Beach Hilton, the host hotel of the American Booksellers Association's inaugural Winter Institute, must register by next Tuesday, November 15.

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10 Nov

California Dreaming: Scholarships A-Plenty for Winter Institute

The American Booksellers Association's first annual Winter Institute, to be held on January 26 and 27, 2006, in Long Beach, California, is gearing up to be a winter wonderland of excellent educational programs and networking for attending booksellers. The weekend in California is certain to prove even more rewarding for booksellers who have won scholarships to the Winter Institute.

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03 Nov

Winter Institute Hotel Registration Deadline Approaches

Booksellers who want to take advantage of the special $89 hotel room rate at the Long Beach Hilton, the host hotel of the American Booksellers Association's inaugural Winter Institute, must register by November 15. The Winter Institute will be held on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27, 2006, and for booksellers who are traveling to Long Beach, California, ABA has arranged the special $89 rate, available for three nights: Wednesday, January 25, through Friday, January 27.

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27 Oct

ABA Winter Institute News... and a Reminder

Plans for the American Booksellers Association's inaugural Winter Institute, a comprehensive education program to be held in Long Beach, California, on January 26 - 27, are well underway. This week's news includes announcements of a new publisher sponsor and a random drawing for bookseller scholarships, plus a timely reminder about registration.

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13 Oct

Winter Institute Welcomes Seven Publisher Sponsors

Seven Book Sense Publisher Partners have become the newest sponsors of the American Booksellers Association's first annual Winter Institute, to be held on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27, 2006, in Long Beach, California.

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