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The BA Learning and Development platform is now launched and available to all BA members

The aim of the platform is to create a resource that you and your team go to for information that you can trust.​ With input from fellow booksellers it will be a place to share best practice, offer tips on topics from smarter ordering to window displays and everything in between. It will host podcasts and articles to inspire you. The platform has been developed in partnership with Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) with software from the world’s leading educational software company, Thought Industries.


To access the platform

- Go to BA Learning
- Enter the code​ provided by the BA (please email for the code)
- Tick the T&C’s button
- Click register
- Set up your bookshop profile with your email address and password.
- Keep a note of the password

Once you have entered the code and activated your account you will arrive at the learner dashboard. In future to access the platform simply use your login details.

If a colleague has finished reading a particular topic, the thumbnail image will be faded out and a tick will appear across the image. You can still access that content by clicking on the continue/view details option.

Why BA Learning

The platform launched with information on over 43 topics. Core topics include Stock Management, GDPR for Bookshops, Wellbeing for Bookshops, Selling into Schools, Customer Service for Bookshops, Stock & Margin Management, Creating Inclusive Bookshops and Spaces, 7 Steps to Smarter Ordering, Social Media for Bookshops, Community Activism ideas, Business Plan Template, Community Bookshops and many more. 

If there is a subject or topic not listed on the BA Learning platform that you would like to have included, email Sheila O’Reilly:  and we’ll add it to the list.

Access BA Learning regularly

Each week new content will be added to the platform. Our aim is to deliver the content in a variety of formats, through podcasts, videos, top tips, masterclasses, and best practice guides. We encourage you dip back onto the platform each week and see what’s new. The first line of content will be the most popularly viewed topics. We will keep you updated on development through the Booksellers Network Facebook Group as well as through emails.

If you have any questions about BA Learning, please contact Sheila O’Reilly: