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by Dale L. Gilbert
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  • Author:
    Dale L. Gilbert
  • ISBN:
    0914091891
  • ISBN13:
    978-0914091899
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Chicago Review Pr; 1st edition (August 1, 1986)
  • Pages:
    197 pages
  • Subcategory:
    History & Criticism
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  • FB2 format
    1382 kb
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    1875 kb
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    1989 kb
  • Rating:
    4.4
  • Votes:
    592
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Excellent book about starting your own used bookstore, but not for e Book thinkers.

Excellent book about starting your own used bookstore, but not for e Book thinkers.

book by Dale L. Gilbert. A guide on running a specialty bookstore. While the book is dated, it could be updated with another section about on-line selling. I really liked his section on shelving and ADA compliance and some of his anecdotes are funny (especially the one about the witch). I am sure Mr. Gilbert is quite the bookseller, but I hope his blatant bragging doesn't translate to the reading community. It has everything you need if you really love books and take the idea of a used bookstore seriously! It is one of the best books I have ever read and you will be inspired beyond all you can imagine!!!

Excellent book about starting your own used bookstore, but not for e Book thinkers.

Gilbert, Dale L. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Alethea Bowser on January 16, 2012.

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Destination, rates & speeds. Complete Guide to Starting a Used Bookstore: Old Books into Gold. Gilbert, Dale L. Published by Upstart Pub Co (1991). ISBN 10: 0936894288 ISBN 13: 9780936894287.

DLC, DLC MIA. Personal Name: Gilbert, Dale L. Publication, Distribution, et. Chicago, I. viii, 197 p. : ill. ;, 23 cm. Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title: Starting a used bookstore. Rubrics: Antiquarian booksellers Booksellers and bookselling New business enterprises. Download now Complete guide to starting a used bookstore : old books into gold Dale L. Gilbert: Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

Starting a used bookstore.

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Discusses the advantages of running an antiquarian book store, and explains how to pick a location, acquire stock, build shelving, arrange for advertising, maintain quality, hire employees, and avoid common mistakes

Lanionge
I currently work in a used bookstore and hope to open my own someday. I bought this to gain a little knowledge from the outside world – it's easy to get sucked into a certain established way of doing things that makes you fail to see how things could be.

Unfortunately, this book didn't do it for me. Much of the information is very outdated and is not terribly useful. For example the pricing guidelines seem awfully low, sending quotes to other dealers through the mail is antiquated…and keep track of trade credit on index cards? Not in your life.

Some of the general info about selecting a location, being a stickler for condition and hiring good help is timeless and may be worth a read. I'd say, though, that if you are working in the industry, take any specific instructions with a very large grain of salt. Probably an iPad is a better investment than a cash register and the myriad rubber stamps the author suggests buying.
Blackbrand
How much did I enjoy this book?
Enough to scan it into my computer for reading on my laptop while working overseas.
Even though the information is dated, the principles are as good now as ever. I wish every used book dealer would take his advice and not write prices inside the jackets or otherwise deface the books to prevent theft.
Further, his advice regarding signage is worth the price of the book. I once owned a business where I chose to erect a pleasing sign that wouldn't be deemed obnoxious. I suffered! His point is that if you want to be a nice guy don't bother getting into the business. If, however, you want to succeed, do what you must to build your business.
There is but one moral in business. Learn it before you start or learn it after you start, but you must learn it. Business first, image second.
Olelifan
friend with used bookstore used as his bible to start his own retirement family business.
Ieregr
Excellent book about starting your own used bookstore, but not for e Book thinkers.
Ximinon
The book is written for the 1980s so things have changed a lot since then. However, it goes through most of the important aspects of opening a used book store.
Made-with-Love
This book is absolutely amazing! It has everything you need if you really love books and take the idea of a used bookstore seriously!

It is one of the best books I have ever read and you will be inspired beyond all you can imagine!!!
Hudora
I rate this book as a 4 star simply because of Mr. Gilbert's self important superior attitude. While the book is dated, it could be updated with another section about on-line selling. I really liked his section on shelving and ADA compliance and some of his anecdotes are funny (especially the one about the witch). I am sure Mr. Gilbert is quite the bookseller, but I hope his blatant bragging doesn't translate to the reading community. It is very off-putting.
Brilliant step by step guide to setting up a bookshop. Does focus on antique books, but the advice contained within it can be applied across the board, really helpful!