Chapter 473 What Sold and What Didn’t Sell at the Book Fair, Or, You Never Can Predict

Here’s what sold at the book fair last weekend:

The popular:
popular

The kitschy:
womenbooks

And the absurd.

20th century children’s picture books:
childrensbooks

Here’s what did not sell:

The antiquarian:
oldbooks

The beautiful:
beautiful

The colorful:
colorful

The sensational (though for some odd reason, there was a good deal of interest in this one):
sensationalism

I’ll be interested to see what sells at the Sacramento Book Fair. You never can tell ahead of time which items will be popular each year. If you’re going to be an antiquarian bookseller, you better have a good eye for all of it.

See you in the stacks!

1 Comment

Filed under Book Fairs

One response to “Chapter 473 What Sold and What Didn’t Sell at the Book Fair, Or, You Never Can Predict

  1. Jill

    Hi Chris,

    I was good seeing you in Santa Monica. Speaking only for myself, I definitely do not have as much disposable income to buy books with this year as last, and I think the economy is the main culprit. I hope things turn around fast for all of us! See you in Sacramento on Saturday!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s