You know, I honestly used to enjoy buying certain books from this giant non taxing paying Walmart in the ethernet sky. That was before slave labor was discovered, and the Continue Reading
Before you buy your bookcases for your new bookstore, take some time to figure out what display method will be the easiest for you to maintain and show your books off to best advantage.
Yesterday, I picked up the key for a strip mall storefront that I hope to transform into a
profitable used bookstore. The store, cleverly named Blue Plate Books, aims to serve up a
healthy helping of books at affordable – ‘blue plate special’ – prices. Our byline? “Feeding
Your Need to Read”
It’s funny – when I was packing up our 20,000 books and all of the associated detritus that collected along with them over the past five years, I swore that Continue Reading
Imagine having a bookstore with a 12,000-square-foot lot filled with
Acres of Books. Now imagine having to move those books.
Signage, the bane of every retail store’s existence. It often seems like customers don’t read signs at all. A good sign can increase business and make your store easier to navigate. A bad one can just be a big waste of money.
Take My Advice-I’m Not Using It! I love bookstores, all bookstores, in-print, out of print, paperback exchanges; whether they are dusty, dark and cluttered, or well lit and meticulously organized, Continue Reading
“It doesn’t seem like you really wanted to be an academic, any more than you want to work in publishing,” he said. “The only job you ever really liked and were good at was working in the bookstore.”
My lightbulb came on like a dimmer – slowly, but steadily.