I have long wanted to have a neon sign created for my bookstore. I envisioned a “moving sign” that would have glowing pages flipping in jerky stop motion, something unique and artistic to draw the eye to our store. I called around to several neon sign designers, and my dream[Read More…]
Articles by: Amber Short
… or see a 45 year old woman in a tea shop in my small town reading The Grapes of Wrath on her kindle while eating a chocolate chip cookie. Part of me wants to sidle up to her and ask how it feels to be dancing with the devil…
Find yourself in a bit of a sticky situation? All gummed up with nowhere to go! Yes, you’ve guessed correctly, it’s an article about the glamorous and exciting world of label removal. Our store has a reputation for having clean and very gently used books. This is largely due to[Read More…]
Hiring is that time of incredible potential; gazing into the unknown sea of resumes and plucking out the chosen few who might just take your bookstore to a whole new level, or alternately, have you pulling out your hair and wondering why on earth someone would alphabetize the whole store by title while you’re on vacation (yes, I have heard of this happening to an unfortunate colleague years ago).
Our bookstores house thousands of options for gifts, but not everyone is confident in choosing a title for a loved one. This is where the almighty Gift Certificate comes into play.