Opening or Buying a Bookstore?

The training and education you need to prepare for owning and operating your new business is one of the most critical investments you can make. 

Plan to attend the next intensive workshop retreat – Opening A Bookstore: The Business Essentials – March 15-19 on Amelia Island (near Jacksonville, FL).  The week will include key topics from start-up costs and strategies for making a profit to choosing a computerized management system and selecting your opening inventory.  With rave reviews from hundreds of graduates over the years, this program offers you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the book industry and will give you the strategies and contacts to help you launch a successful independent bookstore.

Avoid the all-too-common misconception that a small bookstore can’t be that hard to start and operate. It’s a complex business regardless of size. Take time to train for your new career so you can launch a successful bookstore that is a sustainable business, one that will contribute to your local community for years to come. 

The workshop, offered in spring and fall each year, is facilitated by Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman of the Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates and is co-sponsored by the American Booksellers Association. For details, visit

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