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Thank you for attending Wi2023!
See you for the 19th anniversary of Winter Institute 2024 in Cincinnati, Ohio!

 

 
JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL Wi2023!
 
Whether you joined us in Seattle or were unable to attend, Virtual Winter Institute on March 23 is a great opportunity for booksellers to share a variety of education sessions from Winter Institute with bookstore staff, along with other fresh programming built for the virtual environment. See the program and register today to attend for $35.
 
Watch for upcoming issues of BTW for announcements on session video postings, and details for Winter Institute 2024.
 
 
Wi2023 KEYNOTES

 

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black. His work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. Raised in Spring Valley, New York, he now lives in the Bronx. (Tue. Afternoon Lunch Keynote: New Voices In Genre)

 

Danny Caine

Danny Caine

Danny Caine is the author of the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy’s, Flavortown, and Picture Window, as well as the book How to Resist Amazon and Why. In 2019, he received MIBA’s Midwest Bookseller of the Year award. He’s a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly’s 2022 bookstore of the year. (Tue. Breakfast Keynote: Chokepoints, Antitrust, Amazon, and You: How Corporate Monopolies are Squeezing Bookstores, and How You Can Fight Back)

 

Carrie Colliton

Carrie Colliton

Carrie Colliton is a Co-Founder of Record Store Day, handling detail organization and the flow of information to stores and the public. She has worked for indie record stores since college, and her day job is Director of Marketing for The Department of Record Stores, a nationwide coalition of indie record stores. (Thurs. Closing Keynote: The Knowing: The Power of Independent Artists and Independent Retail Spaces)

 

Calvin Crosby

Calvin Crosby

Calvin Crosby is the co-owner of The King’s English Bookshop, the co-founder of the Mosaic Initiatives via CALIBA, the Executive Director of Brain Food Books, former Executive Director of CALIBA, and an artist. As the majority shareholder of TKE, the store is now Indigenous and Queer-owned (Land Back, One Indie Bookstore at a time). (Tue. Afternoon Lunch Keynote: New Voices In Genre)

 

Ray Daniels

Ray Daniels

Ray T. Daniels is the Chief Communications Officer for the American Booksellers Association. Prior to joining ABA he was a professional advocate for social justice and societal change. He has developed and facilitated training for grassroots activists, students, and community leaders on the dynamics and power of the media. (Thu. Afternoon Keynote: Book Banning: Stores, Authors and Communities: What Can We Do?)

 

Laura DeLaney

Laura DeLaney

Laura DeLaney is the co-owner of Rediscovered Books and Once and Future Books in Boise and Caldwell, Idaho. Laura is a former board member for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, and was a member of the steering committee for Think Boise First Local Business Alliance. (Thu. Afternoon Keynote: Book Banning: Stores, Authors and Communities: What Can We Do?)

 

Ani Di Franco

Ani Di Franco

Ani Di Franco is a Grammy-winning musical artist and feminist icon recognized for her poetry and songwriting, which pierces social convention and challenges the status quo, as well as for her social activism and political engagement. She has sold over 5 million albums through her own Righteous Babe Records, and recently released her twenty-second studio album. (Thu. Closing Keynote: The Knowing: The Power of Independent Artists and Independent Retail Spaces)

 

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a bestselling science fiction writer and activist. He is a special advisor to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, co-founded the UK Open Rights Group, co-owns the website Boing Boing, and is the author of more than 20 books, including novels, graphic novels, picture books, nonfiction books on technology and politics, and collections of essays. (Tue. Breakfast Keynote: Chokepoints, Antitrust, Amazon, and You: How Corporate Monopolies are Squeezing Bookstores, and How You Can Fight Back)

 

Cory Doctorow

Chloe Gong

Chloe Gong is the New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends, as well as Foul Lady Fortune. Immortal Longings is her first adult novel. Born in Shanghai and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Chloe is now located in New York pretending to be a real adult. (Tue. Afternoon Lunch Keynote: New Voices In Genre)

 

Heather Hall

Heather Hall

Heather Hall, proprietor of Green Feather Book Company, has found herself (quite inadvertently) on the front lines of the fight against censorship. Green Feather Book Company has become a robust local voice against teacher and book censorship in Oklahoma public schools, as well as a meeting venue to explore topics from political civility to indigenous issues. (Thu. Afternoon Keynote: Book Banning: Stores, Authors and Communities: What Can We Do?)

 

Maia Kobabe

Maia Kobabe

Maia Kobabe is a nonbinary, queer author and illustrator from the Bay Area, California. Eir first full length book, Gender Queer: A Memoir, was published in May 2019. Maia’s short comics have been published by The Nib and in many anthologies. Eir work is heavily influenced by fairy tales, homesickness, and the search for identity. (Thu. Afternoon Keynote: Book Banning: Stores, Authors and Communities: What Can We Do?)

 

Stacy Mitchell

Taj McCoy

Law grad Taj McCoy is committed to championing plus-sized Black love stories and characters with a strong sense of sisterhood and familial bonds. When she’s not writing, Taj boosts other marginalized writers, practices yoga, co-hosts the Fat Like Me and Better Than Brunch podcasts, shares recipes, and cooks supper club meals for friends. (Tue. Afternoon Lunch Keynote: New Voices In Genre)

 

Michelle MiJung Kim

Michelle MiJung Kim

Michelle MiJung Kim (she/her) is a queer Korean American immigrant woman writer, speaker, and activist. She is the award winning author of The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change and co-founder of Awaken. Michelle has been a lifelong social justice activist and currently serves on the board of Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality. (Wed. Breakfast Keynote: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change)

 

Stacy Mitchell

Stacy Mitchell

Stacy Mitchell is Co-Executive Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, an organization working to reverse economic concentration and build thriving, equitable communities. Described by NYT as “the strategist of the demise of Amazon as we know it,” she’s published several influential reports on monopoly power and independent business, and is the author of the book Big-Box Swindle. (Tue. Breakfast Keynote: Chokepoints, Antitrust, Amazon, and You: How Corporate Monopolies are Squeezing Bookstores, and How You Can Fight Back)

 

Hannah Oliver Depp

Hannah Oliver Depp

Hannah Oliver Depp is the owner of Loyalty Bookstores in DC and Maryland. Loyalty is dedicated to diverse and intersectional literature, programs, and gifts for all ages. Oliver Depp has served on multiple ABA committees and is currently on the boards of Bookshop.org and NAIBA, (Wed. Breakfast Keynote: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change)

 

Robert Sindelar

Robert Sindelar

Robert Sindelar has been a bookseller for over 32 years. He is the Managing Partner of Third Place Books (est. 1998), an independent bookstore with three locations in the greater Seattle area. Robert has served on the Board of Directors of the American Booksellers Association including serving as its Board President from 2017–2019. (Thu. Closing Keynote: The Knowing: The Power of Independent Artists and Independent Retail Spaces)

 

Courtney Wallace

Courtney Wallace

Courtney Wallace is the Marketing Manager and Independent Bookstore Day Program Director for the American Booksellers Association. Before joining ABA in 2021, Courtney worked in marketing and communications in higher education while book blogging on the side. Courtney’s mission is to spread the love of books to inspire lifelong reading and believes that indie bookstores are integral to that mission. (Thu. Closing Keynote: The Knowing: The Power of Independent Artists and Independent Retail Spaces)

 

Kendrick Washington

Kendrick Washington

Kendrick Washington is the Director of the Policy Advocacy Group at the ACLU of Washington where he supervises the development of their policy goals on First Amendment, Education Policy, Policing, Criminal Justice, Immigration, Health Care, and Technology Liberty issues. Kendrick’s specific expertise is in educational policy and youth criminal justice. (Thu. Afternoon Keynote: Book Banning: Stores, Authors and Communities: What Can We Do?)

 

Andrew Joseph White

Andrew Joseph White

Andrew Joseph White is a queer, trans, New York Times bestselling author from Virginia, where he grew up falling in love with monsters and wishing he could be one too. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University in 2022. (Tue. Afternoon Lunch Keynote: New Voices In Genre)

 

Thank you to our lead sponsor:

 

 

Third Place Books, Phinney, and Ada's Technical Books

Bookstore Tours

Seattle is famous for its bookstores, and we have lined up some options for a fantastic full-day tour, as well as half-day tours to visit a variety of stores.
 

 

Sheraton Grand in Seattle

Hotel & Travel

The Hotel Block to reserve rooms at the Sheraton Grand Seattle is now full. Please visit the Hotel page for more info.
 

 

Attendees at Ci10

Health & Safety

A safe environment for attendees is our priority. We are requiring attendees to be fully vaccinated, including children.
 

 

REVIEWS FROM PREVIOUS INSTITUTES

 

"The best thing was just being able to be together with booksellers, authors, and publishers in one place again."

 

 

"Exchanging ideas with fellow booksellers! This conference was jam-packed with amazing programming and I’m heading home feeling energized to bring new ideas to my store."

 

 

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