Paz Workshop: Introduction to Retail Bookselling

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Donna Paz Kaufman and Mark Kaufman of Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group present a one-day seminar for prospective booksellers. Students receive a crash course on the essentials of opening a new bookstore or buying an existing store. New owners and managers will gain an overview of the investment and payback, what makes for a great location, and critical aspects of a retail bookstore’s financial success. The workshop is open to ABA Provisional members and employees of Regular member stores. (Limited to three booksellers per ABA member company.) The workshop fee is $100 per person. Lunch will be provided.

Attendance at Winter Institute is not required, although workshop students are guaranteed a place at the institute if desired. The Wi11 conference fee will apply. Workshop students who wish to register for Winter Institute should contact [email protected].

Click here to register for Introduction to Retail Bookselling.

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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