Last year was our first Winter Institute and Dave and I were blown away by the constant conversation! For Booksellers, ABA's Winter Institute is a blend of restoration, rejuvenation and recalibration for the new year. Whether you're growing, groaning, or just getting going --- let's talk about your needs and how manufacturing-direct display solutions can help make this a banner year.
On Tuesday, I'll team with Paula Taylor for a Visual Merchandising workshop with tons of business-building information. The balance of the week will be an opportunity to listen to you. Secret: now is the best time of year to get just a few fixtures to remake a target area in your store or to order fixtures for a new store.
Bring your pictures, your problems, your ponderings for a 20-30 minute personal consultation about your store. Click here to schedule a consultation station meeting at Winter Institute.
Here are some of our most popular considerations to get your creative juices flowing:
Magnetic Spinner (fits everywhere!)
It's time. Time to let go of some of those wire spinners and make your cards and other merchandise POP with a spinner that puts things together. Use an acrylic cascade for cards, add some little gifts, sell the dickens out of those MAGNETS that get people all giggly.
This little gem on wheels looks classy and integrates merchandise and cards in a unique way.
An LP Browser with Storage!
A fresh take on a classic for LPs, calendars or other browsy things. This castered fixture glides into place and features face out specials via the slatwall on the side. It's groovy.
An Octogonal Table:
Perhaps our most versatile and highly lauded fixture, this 8-sided merchandising genius helps you use all of the space under, above and all around. Replace a regular table with one of these work horses and see the merchandise fly
Single or Double Sided Tapered Cases:
Pictured as double sided: these can be several widths, depths and heights and tuck neatly into an under-utilized space. Add casters if you've a need for speedy (and safe!) transitions. Replace a table or poorly performing fixture with one of these gems in one of 9 standard colors.
Feature Face-out Shelves:
Specify your width and color and watch the books fly. Face outs look special, get touched and will sell. Ask Story and Song (pictured)--- Feature Face Outs are a secret sauce. It's been an Indie best practice for a long time --- and that wanna-be online bookseller (which shall remain nameless) has the practice in place in all of their brick and mortars. This is one of the easiest ways to make a big and fast change for little investment.
A Double-Sided Case on Casters:
Easy peasy and ready for events. Make your space more versatile and stock another 400 or so books with a double sided case that is built to glide (SAFELY) with the height and weight of books. You can't just add casters (safely) to an existing case. You need one built for them. Straight or tapered...these are great workers.
It's free: Let's talk about YOU.... we offer free 30 minute consultations to any Indie Bookseller. Let's talk about how to grow your store in 2019! Contact me (Lisa) for direction and I'll match you with the right partner for help or schedule time while we're in Albequerque.
Blessings, belief and bountiful book-selling to you!
Pictured: Kristin Klemm is one of our energized makers involved in creating bookstores. Every order that leaves our plant is the birth or expansion of a bookstore, library or museum.... we're proud of that.
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