The impact of COVID-19 is placing extraordinary stress on people and is particularly worrying for small businesses. The Booksellers Association has created a regularly updated page of resources for booksellers with an enormous amount of timely, accurate and relevant advice.
Your bookshops are the soul of your community so we want to let you know we are here to help and continue to offer mentoring and advice to BA members by phone or video call. We have launched a new, quick-response mentoring service entitled “30-minute mentoring chats”.
If you are facing challenges and uncertainty in your bookselling business, you can email Margaret Wilson (email@example.com) and – as quickly as possible – we will arrange a 30-minute mentoring chat (via phone or video call / Zoom). The 30-minute chat, with an experienced bookshop mentor, will allow you to talk through challenges you have, and explore potential solutions on a one-to-one basis. It’s free, flexible, and there is no registration or forms to fill in.
We hope that you keep safe and well, and that you can find some solace in helping your customers stay informed, entertained and supported in these difficult circumstances.