How Many of Your Books Are In Stock?


In doing that last post on Jonathan Raban, I discovered that the Third Place Books website shows how many books are in stock on the catalog page. And from my history of being on several indie bookstore websites (setting up events), I know that some of the websites have a similar format. I think they are all a part of BookSense. So, I went to some other bookstore sites that I thought might run on the same system. Sure enough, they’re doing it, too!

Here are my numbers and those of some WR fans who might be curious.

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
Sand in My Bra—1
Whose Panties Are These—10
Vagabonding—1
A Sense of Place—3
The Best Travelers’ Tales 2004—3
Curse of the Singles Table—6
The Kindness of Strangers—0-usually ships in 1-5 days

Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA
Sand in My Bra—6
Whose Panties Are These—5
Vagabonding—0? “Special Order”, 1 two search results
A Sense of Place—25
The Best Travelers’ Tales 2004—2
Curse of the Singles Table—3
The Kindness of Strangers—10
(Rolf, actually they all had the two listings for you, special order, and then another count like the rest. But I only showed it on this one)

Tattered Cover, Denver, CO
Sand in My Bra—2
Whose Panties Are These—3
Vagabonding—3
A Sense of Place—3
The Best Travelers’ Tales 2004—2
Curse of the Singles Table—7
The Kindness of Strangers—Usually Ships in 1-5 days

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Village Books, Fairhaven, WA
Sand in My Bra—2
Whose Panties Are These—5
Vagabonding—Usually Ships in 1-5 days
A Sense of Place—5
The Best Travelers’ Tales 2004—Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Curse of the Singles Table—3
The Kindness of Strangers—Usually Ships in 1-5 days

Distant Lands via Booksense.com
Sand in My Bra—
Whose Panties Are These—usually ships in 1-5 days
Vagabonding—usually ships in 1-5 days
A Sense of Place—usually ships in 1-5 days
The Best Travelers’ Tales 2004—usually ships in 1-5 days
Curse of the Singles Table—usually ships in 1-5 days
The Kindness of Strangers—usually ships in 1-5 days
(OK, so obviously they’re not playing like the rest of the stores)

Book Stall at Chesnut Court had the same as above.

Here are some great stores that didn’t have this feature/ or weren’t using it:
Harry Schwartz
The Savvy Traveller
A Clean Well Lighted Place For Books
Capitola Book Cafe
Wide World Books and Maps
Northern Lights Books & Gifts
Big Hat Books

Sorry folks, this is all I had time to look up. If you have a fave BookSense store near you, tell me the name and I’ll look it up.