Two upcoming workshops sponsored by The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates and the American Booksellers Association are aimed at new bookstore owners and those considering getting into the book business.

“Deciding to Own a Bookstore,” to be held on Thursday and Friday August 15-16 in Northville, Mich., will teach attendees how to estimate their start-up investment and potential earnings and how to compete in a bricks-and-clicks retail world. “Managing for Love & Profit,” to be held Monday through Thursday, September 9-12 on Amelia Island, Fl., is specifically for new owners and managers, as well as those who plan to open a store within the next six months. The program focuses on competitive advantages, store design, retail buying and inventory management practices, and marketing.

The workshops are facilitated by Donna Paz Kaufman and Mark Kaufman of The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates. Guest booksellers and trainers will also share their expertise. ABA members are eligible for discounted tuition. For more information, contact Paz & Associates or call 904.277.2664.