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Hundreds and Hundreds of Book Shop Students Hired Over The Years?

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That’s The Book Shop. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking to get a job on the creative side of advertising and win some awards on the way to doing it! We offer creative concept classes for those interested in becoming Copywriters and Art Directors, which will help you to build a portfolio (otherwise known as “your book”) of ads so that you can go out and get a job at an ad agency, big or small!  We’ve had thousands of students go through our program and have been guiding students to finished portfolios and great jobs for over 30 years.  In fact, there are hundreds of former Book Shop students working at some of the top agencies, in jobs that have taken them all the way up to Creative Director and Executive Creative Director levels. There is only one school here in LA that can say that!

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We offer classes in Los Angeles and also have online only courses with teacher feedback for anyone who lives outside of these areas. And currently, as we are conducting classes on Zoom, you can sign up to join these classes from wherever you live, a Book Shop first!

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The Book Shop has online workshops available for anyone, anywhere who wants to put a portfolio together and get a job in the ad biz or even just to learn how to create ads for your own business!  Our online courses are available with instructor feedback!  Go to to sign up there if you live out of the LA area or are in a time zone that doesn’t lend itself to PST time zone Zoom classes once a week.

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Courses On Zoom

We are rolling onward, without missing a beat. We are conducting classes online/Zoom, with semester after semester of students getting a portfolio together and getting great jobs. Being on Zoom allows students who live in other states, to take our classes! We have had an amazing number of hires and have been regularly contacted regarding internships too. In fact, this is the perfect time to get cracking on your portfolio so you will be done and ready to grab a job! Sign up now and you will get an email about our next semester! Get started on your portfolio because you may be the next junior to be hired!

The Book Shop 36 Year Anniversary!!

36 years! We opened our classrooms in 1988 and it has flown by. Many students have passed through our doors (literally thousands) over these years and so many are now working at top level agencies all over the US and out in other parts of the world! And a handful of those creatives now teach with us. We hope to be helping you get a hire-worthy book for another 30+ years!

Online Courses Available!

If you live outside of the LA area, you can still put a portfolio together! Just sign up for our online only classes. You will be assigned your own individual instructor to look at your ad assignment each week via email and give you direct feedback. Many have done it and are in the process of doing it now! And if you are taking our classes “in person/Zoom” but need to miss one semester, you can also sign up to take it online that semester so that you can then jump back in to “live zoom” classes the following semester. Go to our online site to sign up there at: Just note that our online only is not the same as being in our Zoom class. So if you are in a time zone that allows you to do our Zoom course, we still recommend that.

More Student Hires in 2023 & 2024!

We have had quite a few students hired these last few years. At RPA in Santa Monica, at Saatchi & Saatchi, Omelet and many more! We have also had requests for internships. There have been so many job requests coming in these last few years, we can barely keep up with them!

We are constantly getting calls for hiring students who are ready and finished with their portfolios so sign up now and this could be you next! Agencies know to contact The Book Shop when looking for fresh talent so you have come to the right place to get a portfolio together and get a great job as an advertising creative.