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. NOTE: this course is now FULLY BOOKED.

The booking form and timetable for the most recent Irish course can be found here. The date of the next Irish course has not yet been confirmed.
“A fantastic and informative day. A must for anyone considering starting a bookshop.” Caitlin, 2018 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.