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Criteria for Deeming a Book Imperfect

This continues where we left off a few days ago talking about poor receiving procedures that can lead to shrinkage. The picture below is from Westminster Bookstore, a large, mostly Calvinist online vendor. To most of you who are reading this, the six criteria listed seem self-evident, but do each of your shipment receiving staff know to watch for these things? It’s so easy to quickly price the titles and put them on the shelves. I’m fortunate to have a receiver who second-guesses every title and reports every damage to me. On the other hand I hate being that guy who is always phoning to complain and report problems. I try to repair some small dust-jacket tears (taping them from the inside) and removing the after-effects of price tags removed from other stores with lighter fluid (which I keep at home; not at the store). I also find that if you buy remainders and overstock, you’re more in tune with what constitutes seconds.

Imperfect Books


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