Ci10 Program

Wednesday, July 13, 2022  

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Idea Exchange: Systems for Conducting an Annual Inventory

Conducting a store inventory isn’t the most exciting part of bookselling, but it can be critical to keeping your accounting books accurate, monitoring theft, and analyzing space, turns, and profitability. It also offers an opportunity to look at your shelves with fresh eyes, see what titles have fallen through the cracks and are out of stock, and what titles aren’t moving. In this idea exchange, attendees will share systems they have in place that make for a robust process and make inventory seamless — including before, during, and after the process.

Panelists: Meg Wasmer, Copper Dog Books (Beverly, MA); Molly Olivo, Child's Play Toys and Books (Washington, D.C.)

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

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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