The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

The BA's Guides to Practical Bookselling are exactly what they say on the tin – they are practical, hands-on guides to the subjects covered, whether finance, creative window displays, selection and recruitment, events, or margin management.

You can obtain the Guides FREE from the BA or you can download the PDF here and print it off yourself. Guides currently available are listed below. Watch out for further information on the latest guides produced in your email newsletter and in Bookselling Essentials.
BA Guide to Running Virtual Events

BA Guide to Creating a Community Bookshop

BA Guide to Social Media

BA Guide to Wellbeing in Your Workplace
Bookshops Open for Business (reopening following COVID-19)
Community Activism - Engaging and Influencing Your Local Community
Transfer of Ownership - Top Tips for Buying an Existing Bookshop

BA Guide to Creating Inclusive Bookshops

Dealing with racially-motivated abuse in a bookshop

Working with Schools 

Window Display

IBW Guide to Bookshop Events

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Frequently Asked Questions


Loss Prevention & Security

Stock & Margin Management