Opening a Bookstore Workshop Begins March 15

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Training to own and operate a new bookstore may be the most critical investment a person can make in his or her new venture. The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates is conducting a workshop retreat this month that offers participants an opportunity to immerse themselves in the book industry, learn strategies, and find contacts to help launch a successful independent bookstore.

"Opening a Bookstore: The Business Essentials" will be held from March 15 - 19 on Amelia Island (near Jacksonville, Florida). The week will focus on key topics, from start-up costs and strategies for making a profit to choosing a computerized management system and selecting an opening inventory.

The workshop will be facilitated by Donna Paz Kaufman and Mark Kaufman of the Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates and is co-sponsored by the American Booksellers Association. For details, visit or call (800) 260-8605.