Winter Institute Almost 'Sold Out'

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ABA's Fourth Annual Winter Institute, which will be held in Salt Lake City from Thursday, January 29, to Sunday, February 1, is now almost booked to capacity. "Following our recent announcement that space at the Winter Institute was filling up, we experienced a flood of registrations, so there are now only a handful of spaces left," said ABA Chief Program Officer Len Vlahos. The free education event is open exclusively to ABA bookstore and provisional members.

Booksellers who are interested in attending are urged to sign-up today. Once the event is full, a waiting list will be started.

The association is also asking booksellers who may no longer need their Winter Institute reservations to let ABA staff know as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to Wi4@bookweb.org. Hotel reservations should be canceled directly with the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown.

Event registration and a complete schedule are on BookWeb.org. The Winter Institute, which is sponsored by Ingram Book Company and Ingram Publisher Services, provides great learning and networking opportunities for novice and veteran booksellers alike.

ABA has negotiated a special room rate of $122 per night at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown for Wednesday, January 28, through Sunday, February 1, exclusively for Wi4 registrants. The special rate is available until Monday, January 5, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. All hotel reservations must be made through the hotel (a link to the hotel's special Wi4 reservations web page is here and on BookWeb.org).

Questions about the Winter Institute should be addressed to Wi4@bookweb.org.

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