Image of the Day: Biggest Bookstore Boot Camp in Years

Last week, 30 people representing 20 new bookstores across the country and in the Caribbean participated in "Bookstore Boot Camp," run by the Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates and co-sponsored by the American Booksellers Association. It was the largest class in the last dozen years, and "85% of workshop attendees were committed to opening in the near future or were already open," Donna Paz Kaufman said proudly. The group met in Franklin, Mass., and went on a field trip to host bookstore An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Cafe in Plainville, the beautiful new store owned by Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney (in the dark T-shirt in the back row).

The next Bookstore Boot Camp is scheduled for March 28-31, 2017 on Amelia Island, Fla., with prerequisite online training available now.

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