My family and I spent some time in Krakow, Poland earlier this year and boy, did we enjoy it. A walker’s city, full of parks, a gorgeous river, rich history Continue Reading
by Jas Faulkner “How long ago was Bush president? No need to answer. It’s a rhetorical question. Take a look at this.” Sam, who was on book sorting detail, bent Continue Reading
by Jas Faulkner The last meeting of the Central Avenue Readers Group did not happen in the usual place. There was no collection of chairs gathered from throughout the store Continue Reading
Online shops and physical bookshops share some challenges and one is called traffic, getting people to actually come in the door. Physical shops do this by being in a good Continue Reading
There are plenty of success stories out there and I can confidently tell you that making a used bookshop work is not impossible, even during tougher times. What you don’t often hear is a story from a failed dealer explaining his mistakes. I’ve made a few and I don’t want you to do the same. First of all I want you to know that I don’t consider my bookshop to be a complete failure, only a partial one.
Every time something is going to go terribly wrong, there are foreshadowing missteps that not only make you cringe when you look back, but also provide ample time to anticipate your undoing.