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Book Review: Bookstore Planning and Design

Book Review: Bookstore Planning and Design Book Reviews KEN WHITE, Bookstore Planning and Design, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1982. 169 pages. In reading this book, it would not be unusual to wonder why someone would go to the trouble of producing such a specialized (and expensive, $39.50) book on how to plan and design a bookstore. Afterall, bookstores are places most people don't visit everyday and tend to reserve bookstore shopping for holiday gift buying. The more Bookstore Planning and Design, by Ken White, and the entire field of bookselling are examined, the more convinced one becomes that the book can be useful to a rather large number of people. According to the most recent issue of the Census of Retail Trade (U.S. Department of Commerce), which summarizes 1977 census data, there were 12,718 retail bookstores reporting sales of $1,839,869,000, not to mention booksales from department stores and other retail outlets. Bookselling and, therefore, store planning and design are definitely of concern to bookstore owners, store managers, publishers, interior decora­ tors, and contractors. A search made to locate other books specifically tailored for bookstore planning and design was unsuccessful. Furthermore, this book is compre­ hensive, laid out well, and written in a straightforward, understandable style. . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Small Business SAGE

Book Review: Bookstore Planning and Design

American Journal of Small Business , Volume 6 (4): 2 – Apr 1, 1982

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SAGE
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© 1982 SAGE Publications
ISSN
0363-9428
eISSN
1540-6520
DOI
10.1177/104225878200600410
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Abstract

Book Reviews KEN WHITE, Bookstore Planning and Design, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1982. 169 pages. In reading this book, it would not be unusual to wonder why someone would go to the trouble of producing such a specialized (and expensive, $39.50) book on how to plan and design a bookstore. Afterall, bookstores are places most people don't visit everyday and tend to reserve bookstore shopping for holiday gift buying. The more Bookstore Planning and Design, by Ken White, and the entire field of bookselling are examined, the more convinced one becomes that the book can be useful to a rather large number of people. According to the most recent issue of the Census of Retail Trade (U.S. Department of Commerce), which summarizes 1977 census data, there were 12,718 retail bookstores reporting sales of $1,839,869,000, not to mention booksales from department stores and other retail outlets. Bookselling and, therefore, store planning and design are definitely of concern to bookstore owners, store managers, publishers, interior decora­ tors, and contractors. A search made to locate other books specifically tailored for bookstore planning and design was unsuccessful. Furthermore, this book is compre­ hensive, laid out well, and written in a straightforward, understandable style. .

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American Journal of Small BusinessSAGE

Published: Apr 1, 1982

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