New Ways of Looking at Bookselling: Subscription Services, Ecommerce and Audio Books with Letters Bookshop

This week we’re welcoming Land Arnold of Letters Bookshop. Land and Carrie begin by catching up with how Letters weathered the pandemic )they moved to a new location!). We then discuss selling on, how the book industry’s experiences battling Amazon can be useful to other ecommerce shops, and why brick-and-mortar stores are important. We get into the nitty gritty of selling both new and used books, how often inventory should turn over, and where to begin if you want to start a bookstore.


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Church Street

The Bookshelf



The Strand


Parable of a Sower by Octavia Butler

Bestseller List

Rock Bottom Remainders

Silent Book Club

Paz and Associates

American Booksellers Association

Letters Sidecar

About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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