In spite of the advent of electronic publishing, the Kindle for instance, the death of books printed on paper has been vastly exaggerated. For myself, I can’t imagine using one of those things to read a book but obviously someone does or the Kindle wouldn’t survive. My wife and I have owned 5 successful used … Read more
YA Fiction by Ben Langdon YA stands for Young Adult and is often seen as the category of book which sits between childrens’ fiction and adult fiction. This is a bit simplistic and, as most readers would already know, there really isn’t any kind of rigid barriers for the ages when it comes to … Read more
This is a book you are not going to find one single vampire in. For some people, that is a good thing; for others, maybe not. The Host is a science fiction post-apocalyptic romantic thriller written by the author of the Twilight series, Stephanie Meyer, during a short break from her vampire novels. Not being … Read more
Selling strictly online means that we forfeit direct face to face interaction with customers and vice versa. We are not able to ‘read’ one another. Impressions of sincerity, honesty and integrity are filtered when exchanges are made online.
With a good working knowledge of Medieval Literature and fairly decent writing and analytical skills, we English majors were not really of use in the business world beyond writing advertising copy or technical manuals. No one recruited us.
by Rachel Jagareski Yet another customer sighs and notes that owning a used bookstore is the ultimate dream job. She muses on how lovely it must be for me to be surrounded by books, reading in between helping readers pick out the perfect novel; absentmindedly petting store cat Sam and sipping herbal tea while ringing … Read more
“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.
Join me now in stoking up the fire, filling the tea kettle and
hammering back at the foul weather with a blanket, optional lap cat
and one of the following books: [Read On…]