We have moved into the second week of our most recent adventure – Christian retailing! In August, we finalized a partnership with a company in Tennessee, to operate two temporary book events in the SW suburbs of Minneapolis, called the $5 Christian Book Sale.
St Louis Park
Fortunately, we had some retail ownership experience, and so many of the business licenses, and other fun details were familiar. Our first shipment of product arrived on September 7, and we were open for business in the first store (Eden Prairie) on September 11.
Having been in Christian publishing for 15 years, and having traveled the world to visit hundreds of Christian bookstores, I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting into, and both Christen and I were excited to be able to share great quality resources at bargain prices with our community. So far, that is exactly what we are doing, and the response has been wonderful.
The bookstores are not called the $5 Christian Book Sales for no reason. Our marketing boasts that the stores carry (more or less) 20,000 books at $5 or less. Bibles and reference books are sold at 30% off and we even have some nice gift items to round out the inventory.
So, for the next 90+ days, we will be sharing Christ, one book at a time with the Southwest metro area. Come on by and check us out if you are in the area.
Outlaw Sales Group LLC is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of two stores on September 13, 2010. The $5 Christian Book Sale stores will be located in the Eden Prairie Center Mall (Eden Prairie, MN) and the Knollwood Mall (St. Louis Park, MN)
The $5 Christian Book Sale concept was pioneered by Five Star Events in Knoxville TN, who is partnering with Outlaw Sales Group to bring these exciting events to the Twin Cities.
Each event showcases more than 20,000 books as part of a huge selection of the most popular Christian interest books. Categories include fiction, Christian living, self help, parenting, teen’s, children’s and more! Most books are priced at $5.00 with Bibles and some reference priced at 30-40% off the suggested retail price!
The $5 Christian Book Sale has operated events all over the country with more than 100 events completed in the past few years. This successful model has provided a wonderful environment for consumers to find Christian resources at bargain prices.
Outlaw Sales Group LLC is a business development company specializing in publishing projects. Current projects include print-on-demand for books, virtual inventory distribution for publishing clients outside of North America, and bargain book events.
Feel free to visit the website for more information: www.fivedollarchristianbooks.com