Donna Paz Kaufman and Mark Kaufman of The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates are offering a five-day workshop retreat on book retailing for new bookstore owners and those considering buying a store, Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials, from May 6-10 on Amelia Island (near Jacksonville, Fl.).

Co-sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the workshop will cover a variety of topics, including learning financial dynamics to measure profitability and productivity, creating a sense of place, marketing for customer loyalty, using a computerized management system, and staffing.

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