Bar-le-Duc. Used books converted into vouchers at La Fabrique
The idea was born at the beginning of April, a fortnight after the start of the lockdown. Many of La Fabrique’s customers were worried about the future of their favourite shop, showing messages of support for the small team gathered around Aurore and Rémi Grandidier”. People wanted to help us but we didn’t want to set up a pot, so we proposed a junk factory to help the recovery! “, says Rémi.
Barisian booksellers have therefore encouraged readers to sort their books in their library and bring “one or two boxes” of second-hand books for a large second-hand book sale organised over two days, with precise rules: unified prices of $1 or $3 and sales proceeds converted into vouchers to be used in the shops.
Nearly 90 registrants
The appeal was heard and 70 people registered by email or on the bookshop’s Facebook page.” We can add about 20 more since our reopening,” says Rémi, who no longer knows where to store the famous boxes, now piled up on the first floor.
The book exchange was scheduled for Friday 12 and Saturday 13 June, it is finally postponed for a week, due to the weather conditions announced.he next few days, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 June, from 10 am to 6.30 pm in front of the shop, where tables and a cash desk will be set up.
Business is picking up well
Might as well write that the operation is already a success, as well as business activity, which is picking up again.” The month of May looks even better than May 2019! “, says Rémi, who plans to develop home delivery in Bar-le-Duc and the surrounding area, as far as Revigny-sur-Ornain.” It worked pretty well during the lockdown, like our drive sales. And our website is better known”.
The publishing houses have understood this by bringing out some safe values (Musso, Dicker) for this new season like no other.