You may have already come across this recent ABA article on bookstore and library partnerships, but it’s worth putting out there again because it really drives the point home – if you are lucky enough to have a bookstore in your community, see how you can work with them to promote your events and serve your patrons.

In regards to book discussion groups, maybe you can get a local bookstore to offer a discount on titles for your club members.  Or at the least, you could be able to get them to display your pick every month along with promotional materials about your library’s book club.

How have you successfully partnered your book club with a bookstore?  I’d love to know!



About the Author:

Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk.

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