Strategic Buying for Non-Book Inventory

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:35pm to 4:45pm

Selling gifts and other non-book merchandise is a proven way to increase margin. Ensuring that you continually have a large and diverse selection of popular items at the right time is not easy.  This session will feature gift buyers who have learned how to streamline the process of discovering and buying non-book merchandise to achieve a successful and well-stocked inventory.

  • Kelly Evert, Village Books (Bellingham, WA)
  • Danny Givens, Givens Books (Lynchburg, VA)
  • Elizabeth Jordan, BookPeople (Austin, TX)
  • Sarah Goddin, Quail Ridge Books & Music (Raleigh, NC) (Moderator)
     

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