Sometimes I just don’t feel like talking to other people. You know those days? Everything said will just annoy me, or upset me, so I am better off doing something productive around the store that no one else wants to do. Combine this with the fact I am good at merchandising stock and we have a winning combo!
There is something nice about a perfectly arranged shelf. The cohesion, the colour coordination, even the flow of one item to the next arranged in order from tall to short. I could look at a nice shelf for quite some time.
I had the wonderful task of rearranging the Fashion Stationary (my favourite area – the notebooks have glitter and gold foil edging), as well as putting out the Christmas chocolates (a seasonal favourite – I love Christmas.)
This here is my Christmas display of chocolates. I tried to make it as festive as possible, but sadly some of the stock we get given has nothing to do with Christmas. Like a massive box of tea bags or barbeque sauce.
Next is the Fashion Stationary. It is placed over four bays and ranges from notebooks to photoalbums. Everytime I get into this area I always walk away buying something!
Look at that cohesion! I had a bit of a brainwave while rearranging this shelf. I decided to look at the items for what their unique selling point was, rather than how they fit together like Jenga. What I noticed was all the different colours of foil edging they have, and that this was what made one notebook stand out from the rest. So instead of placing the item spine out, I placed it spine in with the foil edging facing out. This may not seem like much, but it is a wee bit of a gamer changer.
The next shelf is just another part of Fashion Stationary. Pretty notebooks.
Then finally another stand which I’ve included because they are teasets in boxes and I don’t care if this makes me sound like a Nana or not – I love a good matching cup and saucer in a pretty floral gift box. Also animal door-stoppers. Totes cute.
That is all from my shelving this week! I hope to bring you more shelfie goodness in the next few days.
Categories: Inside the bookstore
Bookstore Manager by day, reader and writer by night.
talking about books,
other people who work with books,
sniffing books and photographing books.