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Book Knowledge

R 1,600.00

Course Overview

This course aims to introduce some of the book titles all booksellers should know about and place them within the context of the history of books.

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Course Objective

In this course participants will learn to:

  1. The importance of book knowledge for all book sellers
  2. Fiction 
    Including the classics from antiquity through to the postmodern period , how they influenced modern literature;
    Current critical fiction titles
  3. Non-fiction
    Covering critical titles in Biographies, Life style, Natural History, The Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, politics, religion and spirituality, History and mythology, Business

Course Content

  1. Module: Where do we start?
  2. Module: The Story of Mankind
  3. Module: Fiction - The Classics
  4. Module: Modern Fiction
  5. Module: Non-Fiction


Your Lecturer for this online course:

Jen Cook

Jen started as a casual bookseller working evenings and weekends at the Exclusive books in Sandton when it was still called The Bookworm whilst studying towards her BSc in Botany. After graduating she completed 3 years of Architecture but soon realized that her heart was in the bookshop. She worked at the Sandton branch first as a full time bookseller, then as the Children's bookseller and finally as the Deputy Store Manager. She then left Exclusive Books to work as a sales rep for Random House and soon after became the Product Manager for Random House. She has also worked for a training company where her love of teaching was ignited and has thus returned to Exclusive Books combining her love of bookselling and teaching by taking up the position of Training Co-coordinator for Exclusive Books.

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Data sheet

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Course Level
1 Month
Per Month
Who should attend
All booksellers.
Supplier Certificate of Completion
Supplier Accredited Course
Course Type
Short Course

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