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Let's Meet at Winter Institute!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, December 30, 2019

Dear Booksellers and Industry Friends,


Wanda and I will be attending the ABA’s Winter Institute and would love to hear how you’re doing, listen to concerns you may have that we can address, and gather your ideas for 2020 programming. We’re all ears! 


Let’s schedule a meeting time, grab some comfy seats at NAIBA's on-site Hospitality Suite, and catch up.  Please email me to set up an appointment.


Linda-Marie Barrett

Assistant Executive Director of SIBA

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Share Your Great Idea from WI14!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Share Your Great Ideas from WI14!

Many SIBA booksellers attended Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, participating in educational programming, author events and dinners, and networking forums. It was wonderful for SIBA staff to see familiar faces and check in on how things are going in your stores. We’d love you to share one (or more!) great idea or insight you gained from the WI experience. Is this something you’ll bring to your author events, your HR, your buying, or another area of your business, like tech tools for communicating with staff, working with publishers, or negotiating with your landlord? Please share your ideas with and we’ll compile all your great ideas into a future article in our newsletter, so that all SIBA booksellers can benefit and explore what might improve their stores. When possible, we’ll also build in education in our webinars and in-person events to bring more attention to topics of interest to you. Thank you for your help sharing knowledge!

Tags:  bookseller education  winter institute 

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​ There's One Week Left to Apply for the Carla Gray Scholarship!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Tuesday, October 2, 2018

There's One Week Left to Apply for the Carla Gray Scholarship!


The Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists is unlike any other scholarship the Binc Foundation has offered. This year-long professional development scholarship is intended to help a bookseller with fewer than five years of experience connect with other booksellers, publishers, and authors and to establish the long-term relationships that keep the book industry thriving. The scholarship includes funds to attend Winter Institute 2019 and a 2019 fall regional trade show. The bookseller will also be granted funding to support a community outreach project of their own design. Applications are open now. 


You have till October 9 to apply!


Tags:  regional shows  scholarship  winter institute 

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