The Next Chapter in Used Book Sales - Recap, Recording

Thanks to the more than 120 of you who turned out in real time for “The Next Chapter in Used Book Sales.” Attendees hailed from Caledonia to Crookston, and from Marshall to Mountain Iron – a true testament to the distance-bridging power of webinars!

Our featured speakers, too, represented a nice cross-section of Minnesota. We heard from Susi McCune in tiny Isanti, who has overseen the local book sale’s move to a special, spacious location: the town bowling alley! On the opposite end of the size spectrum, Susan Miller and her Friends colleagues in suburban Ramsey County have pioneered new, sustainable ways of organizing curbside used book sales perfect for this age of social distancing.

Meanwhile in Moorhead, Karen Jacowitz is reselling higher value materials through a special consignment arrangement with an out-of-town book vendor, and exploring the viability of a brick-and-mortar storefront in the local mall. Rounding out our list, Brooke Barsness from Fergus Falls overviewed her group’s reconceptualization of the standard book sale as a series of silent auctions.

Is that enough to leave you intrigued? You can now watch “The Next Chapter in Used Book Sales” in full
 on our YouTube. For a limited time, supporting documents are also available on our website.