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

Bookselling 202: Acquiring Used Books and Starting a Trade-in Program (January 24, 2018)
Content related to the education session, Bookselling 202: Acquiring Used Books and Starting a Trade-in Program at Winter Institute 2018.
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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.

Integrating Used Books Into Your Inventory

Integrating Used Books Into Your Inventory (January 28, 2017)
Content related to the education session, Integrating Used Books Into Your Inventory at Winter Institute 2017.
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Bringing used books into your store can improve your margins and help your bottom line, but it also brings a new set of considerations to your already established business procedures. This 101 introductory session will help you navigate issues such as buying, sourcing, and tracking your used inventory.

  • Jessi Blackstock, Magers & Quinn Booksellers (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Harriett Logan, Loganberry Books (Shaker Heights, OH)
  • Lacy Simons, hello hello books (Rockland, ME)
  • Shane Gottwals, Gottwals Books (Warner Robins, GA) (Moderator)
     

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