Education and Retreats

Inventory Management Professional Certification Program

The Inventory Management Module is a module of The Professional Bookseller Certification Program of The Professional Bookseller School, Inc. The module is designed to teach owners and/or store buyers how to efficiently select and order the new book inventory that will sell best for their particular store; how to maintain cash flow via returns, turns, and budgets; how to integrate marketing and merchandising into your buying process so that your carefully selected inventory actually sells; and how to analyze and improve your buying process over time.

View the syllabus before deciding to register.  Register here

The Inventory Management course will be hosted on the first, second and third Wednesdays at 7:00pm-8:30pm ET, beginning July 7, 2021, ending on February 2, 2022. (Classes are not held on holidays, and there are course breaks for the holiday sales season.) Please register ONLY if you can devote the time to complete this course. Students are allowed to miss up to two in-person classes (viewing the recorded program afterwards); more than two missed classes may result in being dropped from the program. There will not be any refunds of the registration fee once the course begins.

New Owners Retreat

Seasoned booksellers and special guests will be on hand to guide you through your growth, share their experiences, help you envision your future, and answer your most pressing questions. It is a perfect opportunity to step away from the store, look at your operations, finances, and resources for perspective, ideas, and solutions. This event is geared for stores that have opened in the last five years and/or owners who have purchased an existing store in the last five years. Evenings 7/19/2021 to 7/22/2021. You can register HERE.

Pick of the Lists & Editors Buzz

NAIBA will host weekly pick of the list and editor buzz sessions. They'll be on Tuesdays from 10am - 11:00. Schedule and publishers will be listed weekly in the newsletter and on the NAIBA website. You can register HERE. See past event recordings and the upcoming schedule HERE.


NAIBA is hosting monthly discussions, NAIBA Talks, topic-driven roundtables. They will be on the last Wednesday of the month, starting at 7:00pm. Below are the dates and the log-in links; sign up and drop it into your calendar now. This schedule begins in February.
August 25: Holiday Hype