Winter Institute 2021 Program

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021  

11:00 am to 5:00 pm ET

Paz & Associates Workshop: Introduction to Retail Bookselling

This is a one-day seminar for anyone interested in owning a bookstore. Students will receive a crash course on the essentials of owning a new bookstore or buying an existing one. The workshop is open to ABA Provisional members and owners or employees of Regular member stores, and is limited to three booksellers per ABA member company. Registrants receive free admission to Winter Institute. ($35 value) Registrants interested in purchasing a copy of Owning a Bookstore: The Essential Planning Guide may do so at the discounted rate of $149 (reg. $189). All too often, stores are being opened whose owners have little idea of just how much is involved in running a successful and sustainable business. The Guide poses some critical questions to help define goals, it speaks to the number of different hats an owner has to wear, and provides the tools and resources an owner needs to make informed decisions. The content expands on topics covered in the workshop to help minimize false starts while maximizing success in launching a sustainable bookstore business. Register for the workshop here.

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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