Emerging Leaders Council Announces Ingram Scholarship Winners

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As BTW went to press, the Emerging Leaders Council announced the recipients of six scholarships to the American Booksellers Association's Fourth Annual Winter Institute sponsored by Ingram Book Company/Ingram Publisher Services. The scholarships will enable the booksellers to experience the Winter Institute for the first time, and they cover reasonable transportation costs and up to a three-night stay at the Wi4 host hotel, the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown.

The recipients are:

Emily Adams
Third Place Books
Lake Forest Park, WA

Joe Eichman
Tattered Cover Book Store
Denver, CO

Alison Haimson
Carnegie Mellon University Bookstore
Pittsburgh, PA

Rich Rennicks
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Jess Ridout
Books Inc. (Burlingame)
Burlingame, CA

Kate Robinson
Brookline Booksmith
Brookline, MA

When the scholarships were announced, Dan Sheehan, vice president of sales for Ingram Book Company/Ingram Publisher Services, noted, "There's no more essential element to our industry than the independent bookseller. For young booksellers who are passionate about their career path, the teaching and mentoring opportunities of [the Winter Institute] can truly be life-changing. Emerging Leaders is dedicated to supporting the finest talents at the early stage of their career and, quite frankly, we wanted to help."

Under a strategic partnership announced in May 2008, Ingram Book Company/Ingram Publisher Services is underwriting ABA's bookseller education program, including the Winter Institute, for the next three years.

For more information on the Winter Institute, visit BookWeb.org.