Booksellers still have the chance to sign up for the American Booksellers Association’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshop, a full-day education session led by Robert Sindelar, managing partner of Third Place Books in Seattle, Washington, and ABA Chief Financial Officer Robyn DesHotel.
The workshops will take place on Saturday, October 15, in Baltimore, Maryland, and on Wednesday, October 26, in San Francisco, California, just prior to the start of the New Atlantic and Northern California independent booksellers association trade shows, respectively.
DesHotel will present a framework using the components of financial management — bookkeeping, budgeting, cash flow management, financial statements, and business finance — and will illustrate the importance of each, as well as how to put them to use. Sindelar will show booksellers how to read and analyze a bookstore’s operating statement in order to improve it.
The workshops will each kick off with a meet-and greet over coffee to allow booksellers to get to know one another and the instructors. Lunch will also be provided at the workshops.
The first workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on October 15, 2016, ahead of the NAIBA Fall Conference, at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
The second workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on October 26, 2016, ahead of the NCIBA Fall Discovery Show, at the San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S. Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, California.
Registrants will receive materials that they agree to review before the event. Registration is $85 per person, and fall show registration is not required to attend the finance workshop.