Suggestions for book sale?
doug.holland at mobot.org
Wed Jan 8 07:36:18 PST 2003
We have an ongoing duplicate list maintained on our web site at
We find this a very successful method of generating sales.
We also display newly "duped" books out in a prominent area for our research
staff and patrons to browse and purchase. There are several very good
customers always anxious and checking for new material.
Many CBHL (Council On Horticultural and Botanical Libraries) members
regularly post duplicate lists to our listserv offering first crack to other
botanical libraries. I cannot recall if I have ever seen duplicate list
posted to this list.
We also have the advantage of an annual meeting held at our garden that
draws several hundred botanists. We wait until this meeting for our "book
sale" to display all duplicates to this new and eager audience.
Missouri Botanical Garden
Maureen Meyers wrote:
> Due to space constraints I have been weeding the library for the last few
> months and now I am preparing for my first library book sale. Does anyone
> have any suggestions for pricing used library and donated books? Because
> many of the books are scholarly scientific texts and/or in near perfect
> condition I am very hesitant to price them at standard public library
> prices ($.50 - $1.00). I've also noticed that some libraries auction books
> instead of having a standard sale. Any suggestions?
> Any book sale advice is welcome.
> Thanks in advance.
> Maureen Meyers
> Cleveland Museum of Natural History
> mmeyers at cmnh.org
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