As part of its comprehensive educational programming at this year's BookExpo America (BEA), which will be held from June 2 - 6 in Chicago, ABA is sponsoring a Booksellers School, "Fundamentals of Independent Bookselling -- Strategies for Understanding and Growing a Profitable Business." School programming will augment the skills of anyone who is considering opening a bookstore or buying an existing store; booksellers who still feel new to the business or who are new to management and leadership roles; booksellers aspiring to management positions; and industry professionals who want a better understanding of book retailing.
The school program encompasses three days of educational sessions, from Wednesday, June 2, to Friday, June 4, and is facilitated by Donna Paz and Mark Kaufman of Paz & Associates. Thursday morning breakout sessions are facilitated by ABA staff members.
The registration fee of $350 includes free admission to BookExpo America, the largest book industry trade show in the U.S., and many opportunities to network with other booksellers at ABA's Opening Reception, Celebration of Bookselling, Annual Meeting, and Book Sense Lounge.
For more information about the school and a description of each session, click here.
Advance registration is required. Interested booksellers should contact ABA's Kristen Gilligan at (914) 591-2665 or (800) 637-0037, ext. 1286; or by e-mail at email@example.com. For an online registration form, click here.
For a look at other ABA programming planned for this year's BookExpo America, click here.