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Freight Tip
Media Mail Rates
by Barbara Smith

Postal rates have gone up and that includes media mail. Read On!
Trade Show Tips
by Julia O'Connor

How are your New Year Resolutions holding up? Did you have all the good intentions of giving up time in your busy schedule to help others or to improve yourself? Read On!
Industry Trade Shows
by Valerie May

The Holidays are over, the New Year is still young and it's time to plan for this year's trade shows. Be sure to send the dates and places for upcoming trade shows to Read On!
Spring Book Show Vendor Profiles
by Cathie Eargle

Vendors continue to sign up for the Spring Book Show! Read on to view some of the attending vendors.
Did You Know?
Airline Humor

All too rarely, airline attendants make an effort to make the in flight safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported. (The last one is my favorite!) Read On!
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Industry Interview
Richard Roberts, CEO, Book Country Clearing House
By Maryellen Kennedy Duckett

After buying, building up, and selling several businesses, Richard Roberts started searching for a company to call his own. In a recent interview with Bargain Book News, Roberts explained how his quest led to Book Country Clearing House in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and why he decided to stay. Read On!
Minding The Store
Employees Want to Have?
by Mark Zobrosky

How can retailers do a better job of attracting and retaining employees?  According to recent surveys, the answer is simple--listen to them! Read On!
Industry News
American Book Company touts an employee stock ownership plan, Ken Horne of Coast to Coast Books makes a career change, and Daedalus opens its first freestanding store. Read On!
In the News . . .
by Jake Mabe

What are the top 10 selling books of 2005? What about the most sought after out-of-print books? This edition of “In the News” answers these questions and has highlights on holiday spending and plans by the major chains for new store openings in 2006. Read On!

Swap and Shop
by Valerie May

Click "full story" for listings!
Remainders for sale, bookstore closing- everything for sale, children's books, book business for sale and wanted: book store(s) in Florida!  Also, save on freight, bookshelves, novels and "looking for books". 
SWAP & SHOP is one of the most cost effective ways to sell your goods in the bargain book industry - over 11,000 subscribers. Contact for more information. Read On!

I Love My Independent Bookstore Contest
by Fern Reiss, CEO,

Once in awhile we come across a great idea and site that would be of interest to our readers. This is a good and simple marketing idea that would work for any bookstore!
“To really get bookstore attention, you need to do a fancy PR campaign,” someone advised me. “It can cost $10,000 a month!” But I got attention—and sales—from every bookstore in the country. My monthly expenditure? $50.
Read On!


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