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Ask Us ANYTHING! - CIBA Summer Mentor Series (Session 1)

  • 12-Jul-2022
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Do you have a burning question you’d like to ask a pro-bookseller? Need help with your table displays? Want some reassurance about your ordering process? Can’t decide how to staff your store for the holidays? Need some guidance on stocking a specialty section? Here’s your chance to ask us anything!

Join CIBA’s team of experienced bookseller mentors for a special summer program. There will be no formal presentation at these events – simply log on and ask all your burning questions! 

Mentor: Cathy Jesson, co-owner of Black Bond Books and the Book Warehouse (BC)

Bio: Cathy Jesson has been a bookseller since the age of 13 and still loves this wonderful business even after over 50 years. She is co-owner of Black Bond Books and the Book Warehouse in BC, sharing the lead role with her daughter, Caitlin Jesson. Their stores have over 40 staff and 6 locations.

Cathy feels she has seen just about everything adverse that has been thrown at booksellers from Big Box, Amazon, and ebooks – and has found ways to survive!

Her goal is to make her company a place where the team loves to come to work, and where bookselling is a viable career. Her stores have six solid managers who have been with the company for over 10 years, and this makes her proud.

Cathy loves to talk about:

  • Mentoring her team and helping when issues arise. She loves people!
  • Working to improve margins
  • Buying bargain books 
  • Making suggestions for displays and analysing what is working and what is not
  •  Interacting with customers 
But you can ask her anything!

Event time listed is ET. 

CONTACT US 
info@cibabooks.ca


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