Thinking about opening a bookstore?

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The next week-long intensive workshop, "Opening A Bookstore: The Business Essentials," will be held March 3 - 8 in Raleigh, North Carolina. More than a dozen book industry professionals will conduct training to introduce attendees to retail bookselling. From what it will cost to how much you'll make, from choosing a smart location to creating your initial inventory and selecting a computerized management system, attendees will learn the kinds of details that will help decide whether bookselling is the right choice and how to avoid common start-up pitfalls. Quail Ridge Books, Publishers Weekly's 2001 Bookseller of the Year, will be the host bookstore and will provide the opportunity for hands-on work in a bookstore. For details, visit or call (800) 260-8605. Registration is limited to 15 stores.