69 Booksellers Awarded Scholarships to 2020 Winter Institute

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The American Booksellers Association has named 69 winners of scholarships to the 2020 Winter Institute (Wi15), which will take place January 21–24 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Wi15 logoLike last year, individual Wi15 scholarship recipients will not be matched with individual sponsors; instead, a portion of total fees raised by Winter Institute sponsorships are being dedicated to funding as many bookseller scholarships for as many new and different stores as possible.

There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities remaining for Wi15; interested publishers can contact ABA Director of Development and Publisher Relations Matt Zoni.

“We are enormously grateful for the generous support of our sponsors,” said Zoni. “In addition to lead sponsor Ingram, this year we have over 100 large and small publisher sponsors without which the Winter Institute would not be possible and which have contributed to funding an extraordinary number of bookseller scholarships. We encourage all ABA members to join us in thanking our sponsors for their ongoing commitment to independent bookselling.”

Booksellers at all ABA member stores that have never attended a Winter Insitute or that have not attended in the last seven years were eligible to win a Winter Institute scholarship. Scholarships will cover the conference fee, four nights plus tax at a hotel in the ABA block, and transportation costs up to $400. An additional scholarship winner will be drawn from booksellers who drop off their card at the ABA booth during the fall regional trade shows.

Winter Institute 2020 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Kristen Kuehnle, Fine Print Booksellers, Kennebunkport, ME
  • Liane Davis-Kling, Downtown Books, Craig, CO
  • Sarah Holliday, Fabled Bookshop and Café, Waco, TX
  • Jeff Martin, Magic City Books, Tulsa, OK
  • Sabrina Caldwell, The Book Haus, New Braunfels, TX
  • Bel McNeill Moore, Bel and Bunna’s Books, Lafayette, CA
  • Marian Adducci, Flashlight Books, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Reiko Redmonde, Revolution Books, Berkeley, CA
  • Elise Kratz, Away With Words Bookshop, Poulsbo, WA
  • Stephanie Csaszar, Books Around the Corner, Gresham, OR
  • Emily Newman, Main Street Books Monroe, Monroe, WA
  • Jenny Cole, Page 2 Books, Burien, WA
  • Megan Waterman, The Book Nook, Canby, OR
  • Jennifer Engkraf, Vault Books & Brew, Castle Rock, WA
  • Heather Marquez, Gamble House, Pasadena, CA
  • Eric Vincent, Print and Page Booksellers, Corona, CA
  • Jason Frost, Russo’s Books, Bakersfield, CA
  • Cheryl Lee, 44th and 3rd Bookseller, Atlanta, GA
  • Hannah Willmott, Bermuda Bookstore, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Malachi Davis, Chapters on Main, Van Buren, AR
  • Cindy Taylor, Island Bookstore (Duck location), Kitty Hawk, NC
  • Shari Stauch, Main Street Reads, Summerville, SC
  • Jennifer Sauter-Price, Read Early And Daily (R.E.A.D.), Arlington, VA
  • Darryl Peck, Righton Books, St. Simons Island, GA
  • Joelle Herr, The Bookshop, Nashville, TN
  • Elizabeth (Beth) Berger, Wonderland Bookshop, Greensboro, NC
  • Miranda Atkins, A Little Bookish, Ooltewah, TN
  • Dwan Dawson-Tape, Sundog Books, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Jill Burket Ragase, Blue Manatee Literacy Project, Cincinnati, OH
  • Connie Shelton, Book Suey, Hamtramck, MI
  • Nicole Stewart, Hartfield Book Company, Monticello, IL
  • Diana Spain, Kicks Mix Bookstore, Newark, OH
  • Jessica Stephenson, Lit. on Fire Used Books, Peoria, IL
  • Brandy O’Briant, Page 1 Books, Evanston, IL
  • Tiffany Phillips, Wild Geese Bookshop, Franklin, IN
  • Chelsea Elward, Booked, Evanston, IL
  • Kacey Hruby Wyttenhove, Cream & Amber, Hopkins, MN
  • Rick DeVoe, Fair Trade Books, Red Wing, MN
  • Erin Charley, Main Street Books, Minot, ND
  • Jennifer Murvin, Pagination Bookshop, Springfield, MO
  • Amanda Thronson, Prairie Pages Booksellers, LLC, Pierre, SD
  • Heidi Raak, Yardstick Books, Algoma, WI
  • Jessi Empestan, Alomo Books, South Orange, NJ
  • Elliott batTzedek, Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
  • Caitlin Bonsignore, Book Revue, Huntington, NY
  • Elizabeth Young, Commonplace Reader, Yardley, PA
  • Ally Kirkpatrick, Old Town Books, Alexandria, VA
  • Lori Matarazzo, Re-Turn the Page, Williamstown, NJ
  • Cammie Fuller, The Open Book, Warrenton, VA
  • Lea Bickerton, The Tiny Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Chris Upton, A Freethinker’s Corner, Dover, NH
  • Heidi Carter, Bogan Books, Fort Kent, ME
  • Alice Hutchinson, Byrd’s Books, Bethel, CT
  • Robert Lingle, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Lakewood, NY
  • Ken Kozick, Sheafe Street Books, Portsmouth, NH
  • Linda Foulsham, The Bennington Bookshop, Bennington, VT
  • Corina Rachel Stigers, Wicked Good Books, Salem, MA
  • Alex Brubaker, Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA
  • Erin Neary, Book Club, New York, NY
  • Gena Brady, Subterranean Books, St. Louis, MO
  • Jamie Degler, Turn the Page, Westfield, IN
  • Kristian Beverly, Cupboard Maker Books, Enola, PA
  • Maceo Cabrera Estevez, Booklandia, Oakland, CA
  • Ann Rizzardini, Red Rock Books, Ridgecrest, CA
  • Jennifer Gillman, Book Exchange, Marietta, GA
  • Nakia Kelley, Change Her Story, Safety Harbor, FL
  • Akbar Watson, Pyramid Books, Boynton Beach, FL
  • Lisa Reid, Lucy’s Books, Astoria, OR
  • Kim McNamara, Read It Again Books, Suwanee, GA

Registration for Winter Institute 15 will open at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 18 (registrations received before that time will not be honored). ABA announced the complete program for the event on Wednesday, September 11; booksellers are encouraged to review the schedule when beginning to book travel.

Questions about Winter Institute can be addressed to winterinstitute@bookweb.org.