Park Books & LitCoLab is happy to support local artisans/specialty sellers! Please read our Consignment Agreement and contact us at Chris@parkbooksmd.com with any questions. Please contact us to make an appointment before bringing your art to the store.
Are you a local artisan? Local is key! We really want to create a community partnership by providing locally made or locally wholesaled products. Items we are always happy to receive include, but are not limited to: handmade cards, journals, notepads, literary glassware or candles, bookmarks, stickers, literary themed apparel, etc. We have limited space to hang (bookshelves take up so much room!) but do have space to hang a small collection of prints, paintings, drawings, photos, etc. so as long as they are professionally framed. Please check our space for availability. We are always in the market for items that depict the area like local post cards, artwork, and other trendy, bookish things!
All merchandise must look professional. Professional tags and packaging are required; however, we will provide a UPC if your product does not have one. Please make sure there is a place to affix a barcode. All merchandise must be new (some product exceptions–see Melody) and fit the overall décor of the store. If you have not visited, it is highly recommended that you do! Our store sells new books and literary themed merchandise. Special consideration and different terms will be given to products that benefit non-profit organizations, i.e. animal bookmarks and part of the proceeds will be donated to the SPCA.
There is no stocking fee for your product; however, if we are unable to provide a display, you must do so. For example, a jewelry stand, small table for display, basket for literary themed pillows, etc. Please check with us as to where your product will be so we can give you dimensions for the display.
Please note: brick and mortar storefronts are an expensive venture. Every square foot of our space is highly valuable and must be able to sustain itself. Our consignment agreements are set for 3 months at a time and at the end of the period, you may be asked to remove your items. This may be due to slow movement of your products or another vendor is seeking space. We want to give as many local artisans the opportunity to grow their businesses. Additionally, we ask that you be openly supportive of our store and our mission here at Park Books. We are spending our days marketing your products for you. We hope you will do the same for us.