Member Spotlight: Bookmans Sports Exchange
This is a Local First Arizona business member spotlight on Bookmans Sports Exchange: Bookmans is an Arizona icon. They have been buying, selling and trading used media for over 37 years, and they're good at it. They are small enough to respond to consumer demands and are big enough to bring people huge selections at competitive prices. They recently took their expertise and applied it to the sports equipment world with the opening of Bookmans Sports Exchange in Tucson, where you can buy, sell, and trade all types of sports equipment. "Because Tucson provides the ultimate environment for active lifestyles, we saw the opportunity to expand our proven business model to sports, fitness and outdoor gear with Bookmans Sports," said Sean Feeney, President of Bookmans. "Not only does Tucson provide ideal weather for a sporting goods store, the people of Tucson are strong supporters of local businesses generally and of Bookmans specifically. We knew from the outset that Tucson is the ideal home for Bookmans Sports."
From bicycles to treadmills to dumbbells, Bookmans Sports Exchange has a variety of items and equipment to meet your sporting needs. The best part is you won't break the bank if you're interested in trying a new sport or activity. "Nowhere else can you use credit from selling books to purchase lacrosse equipment," said Feeney, "Think about it. If you decide you want to try a new fitness regime, but don't want to shell out a ton of money up front, Bookmans' universal trade credit allows you to purchase quality, like-new equipment from Bookmans Sports without spending a dime."
Bookmans is not only an expert in their model of trade, but they are deeply rooted in the local community and do all that they can to support other local businesses. "We believe in the work of Local First Arizona and encourage everyone to look at the statistics and understand how spending locally benefits our local economy," said Feeney. "We employ locals, partner with local businesses and donate to local organizations. Naturally we want everyone to come to one of our stores, but we also want people to visit our friends at The Loft Cinema, The Rialto Theatre, Brooklyn Pizza Company and others. Our strong belief in going local goes beyond our business practices and partners to how we spend our marketing budget. We donate a significant amount of money to schools, sporting teams, service clubs, and nonprofits. We love locals and celebrate all their successes!"