Bookselling 202: Acquiring Used Books and Starting a Trade-in Program

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 3:40pm to 4:40pm

Booksellers experienced with successfully operating used bookstores will compare and discuss the financial model, including acquiring, selling, and trading used books for credit. This panel, for booksellers who are interested in offering used books, assumes you have a working knowledge of general bookstore financial operations.

Shane Gottwals, Gottwals Books & The Walls of Books® Franchise; Gloria Tiller, Kazoo Books (Kalamazoo, MI); Cheryl Messler, Burke's Books (Memphis, TN)

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




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