Every Saturday morning at 10:00 am magic happens in The Book Garden. We join harrowing hunting expeditions on the African Plains, discover and rediscover the miracle of child birth, face death and then turn and walk in the other direction, share demons and desires. We return to favorite childhood moments[Read More…]
The sound of the door chimes sends Katie scurrying to the front of the store. Before visitors even make it through the entryway she is already sitting in wait to greet new and familiar faces. “Oh my gosh! Look we have a greeter!” most of our new visitors exclaim. Katie[Read More…]
An important part of being a community bookstore is hosting authors – emerging and established, and all of us in between. Playing host or hostess can be a great deal of fun. It also can be exhausting and often stressful. We plan these events to hopefully bring more people into[Read More…]
“It must be nice to own a bookstore and be able to sit around and read all day. Sometime, when I retire, I’d love to open a bookstore.”
If I had a quarter for the number of times I’ve heard that comment expressed to me in a jovial manner by a well-meaning customer, I’d have enough money to buy that Robert Crais 1st edition of “The Monkey’s Raincoat” that I’ve been wanting for the last 10 years.
by Jas Faulkner I joined my first book club in the mid-eighties. We were a loosely organized group of a dozen or so students from three different colleges in Memphis. We met at each other’s apartments and dorm rooms twice a month to discuss the book we’d chosen, what else[Read More…]
The Bookshop Blog is currently looking for a Bookshop owner or manager that is interested in contributing a weekly column on the working of his/her shop. We’ll leave the exact topics up to the bookseller but it should be related to what’s going on in his shop and/or in the[Read More…]