Bronwyn Wylie-Gibb

‘Sell the stock you have’ – bookshop veterans pass on their wisdom

Asking long term booksellers for the advice they would give to younger entrants to the book trade, and for counsel they wish they had received earlier in their careers, was the brief for today’s feature story.

The Read spoke to three booksellers who have made their careers in the industry over a combined total of around 90 working years!

University Book Shop Otago

“UBS Otago - my favourite bookshop as a student,” mused Booksellers web editor Emma McCleary when this store profile was planned.

“They used to run a permanent sale room upstairs but I don't know if they still do? That was a student's dream!”