The following paragraph is from this morning’s Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade:
a sign of how the lousy economy is affecting inventory control, many
general retailers are cutting back on what used to be "an ever-expanding
array of products in different brands, sizes, colors, flavors,
fragrances and prices," the Wall Street Journal reported. Among examples: "Walgreen Co. is cutting the types of
superglues it carries to 11 from 25. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has decided
that 24 different tape measures is 20 too many. Kroger Co. has tested
stripping out about 30% of its cereal varieties." In all, the assortment
of products in general retail stores is expected to fall 15%.
I wanted to let you know that here at Blue Plate Books, we are committed to increasing our selection! We buy good books everyday. We’ll buy the latest best sellers as well as older books (our oldest
book was dated 1641!). We buy both hardcover and soft cover books. We
like to keep our shelves fresh. We make a conscious effort to select
unique and interesting stock.
So here’s to an old fashioned way of doing business: providing a great selection. You never know what you’ll find in a used bookstore!