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ILAB Mentoring Programme


ILAB has recently launched the ILAB International Mentoring Programme. This programme aims to help young or recently launched booksellers throughout the world by offering support and counsel on a one to one basis.

The ILAB International Mentoring Programme gives experienced booksellers the opportunity to lend a hand in the early days of a bookseller’s career when help is likely most needed.

There is nothing new about this: throughout the history of the book trade booksellers have helped each other.  But as large bookselling firms grow fewer, apprenticeships are on the wane.  By formally offering a mentoring programme ILAB hopes that newer booksellers who might not know how, or whom, to approach for advice will find a colleague willing to continue this tradition.