Saturday, August 27, 2011
Chatting with some of the other booksellers here, one asked what kind of greeting card overstock we had. Aside from about three months ago when I had enough stocked away that I didn't do any orders for about a month, we generally usually have a few week's supply of new items to put out, and we're usually short of something. Before I left, there were several holes in the congrats/wedding/anniversary/baby case.
Another shipment that I was told arrived were our new and restocked selections from Blue Orange Games. Blue Orange is that French company that makes Gobblet Gobblers, the wooden version of tic tac toe with the "I'm going to eat your game piece" variation. They've done a great job penetrating bookstores--it seems like any store with even a little amount of nonbook space has brought in some of their line.
And yes, I wrote a couple of ideas down on my trip. One day I'll get them in and then a visiting bookseller can get ideas for their store.
Posted by Daniel Goldin at 8:40 AM