Wi2023 Program

Monday, February 20, 2023  

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Paz Workshop: Introduction to Retail Bookselling Aspen, Level 2, Sheraton Grand Seattle

Pre-registration required; space is limited and lunch is provided.
This is a one-day seminar for anyone interested in opening a bookstore or buying an existing store. The workshop is open to all booksellers but is limited to three booksellers per ABA member store. Admission to Winter Institute is optional but guaranteed; the Wi2023 registration fee applies. Registrants interested in purchasing a copy of Owning a Bookstore: The Essential Planning Guide may do so at the discounted rate of $149 plus shipping and handling (reg. $189). The workshop will be facilitated by Donna Paz Kaufman and Mark Kaufman of Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group and co-owners of Story & Song Bookstore Bistro (Amelia Island, FL). Register here

Speakers: Mark Kaufmann, Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group (Amelia Island, Florida); Donna Paz, Paz & Associates Bookstore Training Group (Amelia Island, Florida)

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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