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A New Year’s Vision of Libraries as Bookstores - Jamie Larue discussion | American Libraries Magazine

A New Year’s Vision of Libraries as Bookstores - Jamie Larue discussion | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
@ALALibrary asks whether libraries can and/or will make the transition to becoming ebook-sellers. Thoughts? http://t.co/IBMb0KxPew

 

"Beth Bacon, vice president of content management at Seattle publishing platform Booktrope, posted a piece December 30, 2013, on the idea of libraries as ebookstores. On the surface, there is much to commend it. Many bookstores have closed, and the more than 15,000 public libraries in the United States—more, ALA tells us (PDF file), than there are McDonald's in the country—would seem to provide a nationwide network of distribution, already established, already trusted."

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Jamie Larue asks about the potential benefits and pitfalls to the library?

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Libraries borrowing marketing ideas from bookstores

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Today’s public libraries have a lot in common with retail bookstores, featuring special displays, coffee kiosks and gift shops.
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Bookstores opening in town libraries - The Boston Globe

Bookstores opening in town libraries - The Boston Globe | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Kathleen Pierce:

"Town libraries are finding that adding a bookstore is a way to add revenue, and customers couldn’t be happier."

 

"It might seem incongruous that people would purchase books in a place where they’re accustomed to borrowing them for free. But in the past few years, a dozen or so libraries across the state have opened bookstores with dedicated staffs. In doing so, libraries have found a new source of income to finance programs.

Storage closets, refurbished basements, and forgotten areas of library buildings are now home to little shops with hundreds of used books, many of them in tiptop condition, available for sale. For less than the price of a shipping charge from Amazon, readers are helping their libraries buy museum passes, screen films, put on lectures, and offer other programs."

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