We had a question sent in by one of our newer readers concerning the decision making process when it comes to Bookstore Shelving. She’s writing from Ireland so bear that in mind when answering and I hope that you will take a moment to share your experiences with Janet and any other folks that may be struggling with this question.
Here is Janet’s full question:
I am a bookshop owner in Co. Wicklow in Ireland and after 4 years of trading
I am planning to move to a larger premises and incorporate a coffee corner.
Found your site when googling about bookshop shelving. How can I get help on
what choice to make when planning new shelving? Thanks in advance
I can offer two suggestions, at least for American readers. Sorry this may not be helpful to you Janet but let’s see what our readers have to offer..
First, we have a brand new sponsor that just joined us today. Fall Mountain Furniture sells high end bookstore shelving. If I had any kind of budget when opening my bookstore back in 2004 I would have certainly considered them. As it was we completely bootstrapped our startup and chose shelving on a compromise between cost and appearance. It turned out that we were quite happy with our selection of bookstore shelving and wrote about it here.
If you could take a moment and share any thoughts (via a comment below) on this it would be appreciated.