Most booksellers end up working in bookshops for one reason: because they love books. The bigger picture and behind-the-scene workings of the industry are not always a priority to them. They blunder into this singular art almost by accident, their part-time detours turning into a life-long vocation. Almost no-one decides to become a bookseller one day. In bookshops today you will find those with degrees in English, Philosophy, Art or Architecture. You will also find those with only Matric, or those with PhD’s in history. That’s why, when outsiders ask you How does one become a bookseller?, there is never a short answer.
One cannot open a successful bookshop by following a formula. Why then this course? View it perhaps as a way to secretly find out all those facts about the trade you never knew existed, or a way to take that next step that will see you play a larger role. The course writers spent years in the trade before they could see the landscape in full, here you have it neatly presented in nutshell form. The rich history of the art of selling books in SA is here briefly documented for the first time a glimpse of what was, and what is to come.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Prospective Bookshop Owners And Book Buyers
Supplier Accredited Course
Presented in English