The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited
To help you with the planning of your new bookshop, we run a training course, Introduction to Bookselling, which is tutored for us by award-winning bookseller Patrick Neale, who runs Jaffe & Neale Bookshop & Cafe in Chipping Norton. 

The course runs once or twice a year and has been designed to provide a thorough grounding in every aspect of bookselling.

The booking form and timetable for the next UK course can be found here. NOW FULLY BOOKED
 
“A fantastic and informative day. A must for anyone considering starting a bookshop.”
Caitlin, 2018 delegate​

"An invaluable day that really helped with the process of opening a bookshop. 
Not being from a bookselling background, I found the material covered and ability to ask questions about any aspect of the business of bookselling extremely useful. 
The BA team and the course host, Patrick Neale, were all very encouraging and helped make the idea of opening a shop seem a lot less intimidating. 
I'd highly recommend it to anyone hoping to open their own bookshop."
Jack Clark, The Portobello Bookshop, 2019 delegate

 

For more information and to register an interest for the next course please contact Pippa Halpin.


Do also take a look at our other resources for new and aspiring booksellers.