73 Booksellers Win Scholarships to 2024 Winter Institute

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The American Booksellers Association is eager to announce the 73 winners of scholarships to Winter Institute 2024 (Wi2024) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The awards cover the conference fee, a 5-night stay at the host hotel, and up to $600 in travel expenses to the February 11–14 event at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Individual Wi2024 scholarship recipients are not matched with individual sponsors; instead, a portion of total fees raised by Wi2024 sponsorships are dedicated to funding as many bookseller scholarships for as many new and different stores as possible.

On Behalf of ABA from the Scholarship application process
  • Christina Lefleur, Alcott's Attic (Saint Clair Shore, MI)
  • Kaila Boulware, Hidden Gems Literary Emporium (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • Jasmine Atkins, Birdsong Books (Locust Grove, GA)
  • Leah Johnson, Loudmouth Books (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Ben Gunter, Dave's Olde Book Shop (Redondo Beach, CA)
  • Shirikiana Aina Gerima, Sankofa Video Books & Café (Washington DC)
  • Jim Albert, Eagle Harbor Book Co. (Bainbridge Island, WA)
  • La'Nae Robinson, Bliss Books & Wine (Kansas City, MO)
  • Judith McClellan, Horton's Books & Gifts (Carrollton, GA)
  • Leah Bronstein, The Center for Fiction (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Jessica Callahan, Pocket Books Shop (Lancaster, PA)
  • Madeleine Ciliotta-Young, Watchung Booksellers (Montclair, NJ)
  • Maren Comendant, Nook & Cranny Books (Seattle, WA)
  • Cierra Cook, Spoke + Word Books (Milwaukie, OR)
  • Luis Correa, Avid Bookshop (Athens, GA)
  • Diana Dominguez, Más Libritos Bookstore (Springdale, AR)
  • Kayla Drake, Rosalee Book Boutique (Beaver Dam, WI)
  • Kate Harding, Bookends & Beginnings (Evanston, IL)
  • Evisa Gallman, Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Jillian Hartline, Book Ends (Winchester, MA)
  • Emely Hernandez, Culinarian Bookshop (Cotati, CA)
  • Chloe Hovind, Village Books and Paper Dreams (Bellingham, WA)
  • Candace Hulsizer, Black Tea Bookshop (Columbia, MO)
  • Megan Mertens, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore (Steamboat Springs, CO)
  • Ruby Meyers, Annie Bloom's Books (Portland, OR)
  • Vanessa Nicolle, Femme Fire Books (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Santiago Nocera, Greedy Reads (Baltimore, MD)
  • Hannah Peterson, Inquiring Minds Bookstore and Cafe (Saugerties, NY)
  • Kel Russell, Main Street Books (Lafayette, IN)
  • Rosalyn Silvester, Printed (Frankfort, IL)
  • Roderick D. Talley, R.D. Talley Books (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Robert Turner, Chukaruka (Fontana, CA)
  • Artika Tyner, Planting People Growing Justice (Saint Paul, MN)
  • Courtney Ulrich Smith, Underbrush Books (Rogers, AR)
  • Jessica Wright, Copper Dog Books (Beverly, MA)
  • Angie Zhao, bbgb books (Richmond, VA)
  • Chris Hsiang, Books Inc. (San Leandro, CA)
  • Nichole Bryant, Bryant Books & Music (Hastings, NE)
  • Erin Arnold, The Avid Reader Bookstore (Davis, CA)
  • Tameka Blackshir, Reparations Club (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Reva Estrada, rainbow reva's (Denver, CO)
  • Nikki High, Octavia's Bookshelf (Pasadena, CA)
  • Catherine Keisling, The Purple Couch Bookshop (North Andover, MA)
  • Alex Mancini, All She Wrote Books (Somerville, MA)
  • Amy McClelland, Jerrol's (Ellensburg, WA)
  • Cullen Nawalkowsky, Red Emma's (Baltimore, MD)
  • Furaha Norton, Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Eric Plumb, Amazing Alonzo Bookstore (Duluth, MN)
  • Reiko Redmonde, Revolution Books (Berkeley, CA)
  • Claudette Robertson, Deer Clan Books (Bethany, OK)
  • Kristen Rochelle, The Lazy Daisy Bookshop (Jacksonville, NC)
  • Tayler Simon, Liberation is Lit (Columbia, SC)
  • Sonyah Spencer, Urban Reader Bookstore (Concord, NC)
  • Ian Taras, Oblong Books (Millerton, NY)
  • Kristen Walker, Noire Reading Room (Rochester, NY)
  • Maya Castellanos, Bluestockings Cooperative (New York, NY)
  • Kate Mosquera Wesleyan, R.J. Julia (Middletown, CT)
  • Katie Orphan, Orphan Books (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Tikesha Williams, Paperbacks Ink All Booked Up (Newport News, VA)
  • Sarmat Chowdhury, The Company of Books (Alexandria, VA)
  • Rachel Crawford, Akimbo Books (Rochester, NY)
  • Nick Cuzzi, Green Apple Books on the Park (San Francisco, CA)
  • Sam Van Cook, Button Poetry (Minneapolis, MN)
On Behalf of ABA from the ABACUS submission Raffle
  • Talia Whyte, Rozzie Bound Co-op (Boston, MA)
On Behalf of BINC
  • Cat Cardwell, Indy Reads (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Alissa Redmond, South Main Book Company (Salisbury, NC)
  • Halley Vincent, Seven Stories (Shawnee, KS)
  • Fatuma Hydara, Tuma's Books (Mount Vernon, NY)
  • Emma Hamblin, Sundrop Books (Durant, OK)
  • Riley Glissendorf, Stonecrest Book and Toy (Osage Beach, MO) (Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists)
On Behalf of NAIBA (NAIBA Diversity Winter Institute scholarship)
  • Claire van den Broek, Huxley and Hiro (Wilmington, DE)
On Behalf of CALIBA (Glenn Goldman Scholarship)
  • Emma Bailey, Bart's Books (Ojai, CA)
On Behalf of Ingram
  • sweet pea Flaherty, King's Books (Tacoma, WA)