Winter Institute 2021 Program

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Sessions marked with this symbol feature American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services provided by Handwriter Ink. Brought to you in part by and The Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

Thursday, February 18, 2021  

10:30 am to 10:45 am ET

Welcome! Special Bookseller Video, Welcome Message from President Obama, and a few words from ABA CEO Allison K Hill

Kick off Winter Institute with a special video reflecting on the amazing resilience and motivation of booksellers in 2020, followed by a personal video message to independent booksellers from President Barack Obama, as well as some words from ABA CEO Allison K Hill.

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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