The American Booksellers Association's online form for booksellers to apply for a scholarship to the 2019 Winter Institute is now open, Bookselling This Week reported. Wi14 will be held January 22–25 in Albuquerque, N.Mex. Scholarships cover the conference fee; up to four nights plus tax at a hotel in the ABA block; and transportation costs up to $400.
The application form has opened earlier than in previous years in order for ABA to notify winning booksellers of their scholarship before Winter Institute registration begins in September. Booksellers attending the fall regional trade shows will also have a chance to win a scholarship by submitting a business card at the ABA booth.
Scholarships are open to booksellers from ABA member stores that did not have a Winter Institute scholarship winner in 2017 or 2018. Deadline to apply is June 30 at 5 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced in August.