Yesterday was our Bible sale. We offered 50% off all Bibles. This is a sale that we have really come to enjoy. As I expected the top translations shopped were NIV and ESV. I saw one lady with four ESV study Bibles along with some other Bibles. A surprising number of people were interested in the New American Standard. I usually sell quite a few copies of The Message but this year there wasn’t that much interest in it. The NLTs seem to do fairly well too. If I have time on Monday I’ll run a report to get some better numbers. I’ve been surprised in the past since I obviously don’t see everything that people buy. Here are just a couple of photos from the day.
This guy was especially happy. He had come in the night before and scoped out the Bible he wanted. When the doors opened he didn’t waste a minute getting it from the shelf. He picked a beautiful NIV Thinline Reference Bible which retails for $69.99. He took it home for $35.00! His expression says it all.
Several people took some time to take a close look at the Bibles before making a final decision. Where better to do that than our fireside room.
There were a few times when you couldn’t fit another person down the aisle.
This gentleman told me he was pastor for years and likes to buy Bibles to give away. He filled his cart and took a moment to pose for a shot while he waited to check out. His is a fan of the NLT.
It seemed as soon as one group of people was done browsing another group would take their place.
I couldn’t resist taking this shot. The lady in the stylish hat is Kristina, our music buyer.