RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: shelving

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 27 Aug 2001

MysteryBooks at Dupont Circle doesn't even do that very religiously, there's some hardcovers mixed in with the softcovers and the sorting is alphabetical. I read recently about one mystery bookstore owner who sorts her books by location of the detective's office. The center racks do tend to have some specificality to them, but the wall shelves are A to Z.

Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, Virginia

Judas is looking for a few Femme Fatales for its next issue:
-----Original Message----- From: Mark Sullivan Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 1:01 PM
I can't recall any used bookstores around here (DC area) that break mysteries down further than just mysteries, mixing all the subgenres and both genders together. The only separation is between hardbacks and paperbacks. I have seen separations by genre in mystery specialty shops.
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