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cat_named_easter
07-06-2015, 03:39 AM
Hey guys. This is quite a random question, but what do you call those circular stands in shops that you can twirl round? They might have books on them or keyrings or little knick-knacks. Do they even have a particular name or are they just "stands"? My character is getting a job in a little bookshop that has a couple of these!

Thanks!

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
07-06-2015, 04:58 AM
You might check around this site (http://www.storefixturesdirect.com/SubCategories.aspx?c=Merchandise-Displayers).

They seem to be called Spinners (http://www.storefixturesdirect.com/SearchResults.aspx?c=Merchandise-Displayers&s=Spinners).

MarlynnOfMany
07-06-2015, 04:59 AM
Rotating display rack? (Book rack / magazine rack / DVD rack etc.)

Dennis E. Taylor
07-06-2015, 05:18 AM
You might check around this site (http://www.storefixturesdirect.com/SubCategories.aspx?c=Merchandise-Displayers).

They seem to be called Spinners (http://www.storefixturesdirect.com/SearchResults.aspx?c=Merchandise-Displayers&s=Spinners).

Y'know, the people who frequent this forum will go and browse that site, just because. :tongue

amergina
07-06-2015, 05:40 AM
Yup. Spinners.

cat_named_easter
07-06-2015, 02:58 PM
Thanks folks!

Nuwanda
07-08-2015, 11:05 PM
You can also call them Lazy Susans :)

darkprincealain
08-04-2015, 06:26 PM
It's pretty common in retail to call them spinners in the States. If writing for the UK, I am not sure what retail calls them there. But I think you're pretty safe using spinners since it's such a common term in retail here, assuming the rack actually spins.

Calder
08-06-2015, 01:54 AM
In the UK they're called "carousels."

blacbird
08-06-2015, 06:03 AM
Spinners. My wife owns and runs a retail toy store, with lots of these kinds of fixtures, and that's what she calls them. It's standard retail jargon.

caw

Orianna2000
08-07-2015, 06:42 AM
I was going to say "Lazy Susan." Carousel works for me, too. If someone called it a "spinner," I would blink a few times and scrunch up my forehead before figuring out what it meant. But that's because I don't work in a retail bookshop, so I don't know the official terms for things like that. My point being, some of your readers might be more familiar with the casual terms, rather than the official terms. It's a judgment call, really.