Friday, July 03, 2009

“So You Want to Run a Bookshop?”

A public seminar on how to run a bookshop is to be held by Booksellers New Zealand as a fringe event to its annual conference in Auckland, on Saturday 25 July.
“We are approached regularly by people who are contemplating, or even dreaming, about opening a bookshop. This seminar and workshop is designed to give those interested practical advice on everything from renting the right premises, to obtaining and managing stock, to not being afraid to visit the curious world of children’s books,” said Booksellers CEO Lincoln Gould.
“Two of our very experienced booksellers, John McIntyre of the Children’s Bookshop in Wellington and Doris Mousdale who is just adding to her illustrious bookselling career by opening a new shop in Newmarket will feature in the seminar. Lucie Pepeyan, the Training Manager of the Australian Booksellers Association from Melbourne will discuss the training for the business of bookselling,” said Mr Gould.
The annual Booksellers New Zealand conference is attended by bookshop owners/operators and publisher members. This is the first time that an event has been organised which is open to the public to attend.
The seminar will be held on Saturday 25 July at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albert Street, Auckland from 1pm to 4 pm. The price to attend the seminar is $50.00 per person, or $80.00 for a pair.
Registration: $50.00 individual / $80.00 per pair
For further information and registration contact: Cherie Arnott on 04 478 5511 or email

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