When you’re opening a bookstore, probably the last thing on your mind is how to shelve your books. You just get some cases and put them on, right? Wrong. Particularly if you’re building your own cases, you want to determine HOW you’re going to display your books first. Otherwise you’ll get stuck with a shelving system that doesn’t work for you or your customers and costs you time and money to redo.
The key part to consider is what KIND of books will you be selling. If it’s almost all paperback, you’ll want to use a different system than if you’ll be carrying only hardcovers.
There are thousands of old books out there minus their original dust jackets. Some are first editions, some are not. There are a few talented people who work at restoring the original book covers, front, back, and flaps. Why should used bookshops be interested? A book that is in fairly decent condition and found … Read more