Are you looking for a way to fund an external ministry? Maybe raise some money to support your partner church in Transylvania? Or money for earthquake-ravaged Haiti? Rose Hanig, our UUA bookstore manager, wrote the following article. You can contact her directly at email@example.com if you have any questions.
I just volunteered to run my church book table
A number of UU congregations have books available for sale before and after Sunday services. Some use the bookstore as a way of raising funds for church programs and others simply to make members aware of the resources that are available. The UUA Bookstore is always happy to help churches start their own bookstores (also known as book tables and bookstalls). It is a great way to get our books distributed to people who are not familiar with the UUA Bookstore and to people who prefer to see books before they purchase.
The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about running a UU church bookstore (A.K.A. a book table or bookstall). We hope this information will be a handy reference for both novices and experienced church bookstore managers.
1.) What kinds of discounts are offered to church bookstores?
We offer Skinner House and Beacon Press books for re-sale at the following discounts:
- 1-9 books (assorted titles published by Skinner House or Beacon Press) = 20% discount
- 10 or more books (assorted titles published by Skinner House or Beacon Press) = 40% discount.
2.) Can I get discounts on books that are not published by Skinner House or Beacon?
You will notice in the UUA Bookstore catalog that there are a number of books by other publishers. The only discounts offered on those titles are quantity discounts: 5-9 copies of the same title qualify for a 10% discount. 10 or more of the same title qualifies for a 20% discount. There are no re-sale discounts offered on hymnals, pamphlets, or curricula. These discounts do not apply to any edition of Singing the Living Tradition, the Meditation Manual Sampler to any of the sets (Storybook Set, etc).
3.) How do I find out who publishes a book?