On the 7th of May we held our first ever Book Kilo Sale. The event was a fun way for us to clear some of the excess stock in our warehouse, whilst providing some new and exciting services to our customers.

The event was well received on social media and in store, and we put in a lot of work to make sure that everyone had the best possible experience during the event.

In the weeks leading up to the event, our team worked hard to put together a collection of books that would appeal to our customers, book collectors and dealers, and to set up the space.

Most of the preparation tasks were completed before the day of the sale, but we still managed to find ourselves rushing around like mad in the morning in order to make sure we were all set up!

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By 10.30am, we already had a large crowd of visitors gathered outside, excited

to see what the Kilo Sale had to offer (we were only a little stressed at this point).

Come 11am, the crowd moved towards the back of our warehouse, picking up boxes and pulling along trolleys to fill with books. We had a steady crowd of customers all day - despite the intense heat! Nothing was going to stop these book lovers from finding some treasures.

Throughout the day, we had visitors from all over the country, and of all ages!

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We also provided tours of our warehouse area, where we store all of our internet stock.

warehouse tours

The visitors who signed up to tour our warehouse were able to spend 40 minutes in the stacks with a member of our staff, browsing and learning about what we do behind the scenes here at the Bookbarn.

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All in all, it was a wonderful day for the Bookbarn team, and our visitors all left with happy faces and arms full of books - the best and only way to leave us!

After the success of this event, we are already planning the next sale. Keep an eye on our social media and our website to find out more.

Next up: our May Fayre on Saturday the 12th of May - craft stalls, food, music and much more. We'll see you there!