A popular New York City bookstore was featured in a news article about how they handle bookstore security. They have pinpointed the several most frequently stolen authors and keep the titles behind the counter for purchase. If they are unsure whether a particular author is still a high theft item, they put the author’s works back on the sales floor. One particular author apparently never lost popularity with the shoplifters, so his books are back behind the counter for good.
What we have found is that all books stores, even school bookstores have faced this very similar situation, while not all authors are going to have the same penchant for being stolen, every school bookstore will have some titles and authors that are more popular than others, when comes to being shoplifted.
As such, bookstore security is important for all school bookstores to figure out. Can simply keeping these books locked up behind the counter positively impact sales? If you are loosing more books than you are selling, then the answer might be yes, but only in the short term. Eventually, these books will not sell because they are locked up, and the lack of sales floor exposure will reduce the sales volume of these titles.
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