Washington NC is a sleepy town of 10,112, unless someone died or was born since we visited. It was deserted when we arrived, but it was 100 degrees in the shade and maybe most humans preferred to survive and declined strolling outdoors. Self titled “The Heart of the Inner Banks,” it’s bisected by the waters … Read more
A super article highlights some fantastic bookstores in NYC. I frequented quite a few while living there, especially the superlative, Partners & Crime. Read some tidbits about why they continue to be successful. http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/little-giants-in-the-bookstore-world-big-is-not-better-1.2689092
a guest post by Ed Dugan from I Need to Cook (if you love food, and who doesn’t, check out his site – pretty sweet.) All of us have read about that wonderful little bookstore on a little used side street where literary masterpieces can be found. In fact there was such a bookstore in … Read more
From time to time we get questions from our readers. Here’s a good one that comes up from time to time. We’d love to hear from some of you, especially sellers that have multiple locations and therefore perspective from different angles. Which is more important when choosing a store location? Visibility or price? I am … Read more
A guest post by P. J. Grath, Dog Ears Books, Northport, Michigan For information on becoming a contributor click here.. Christopher Milne (son of A. A. Milne) and his wife decided after World War II to leave London and open a bookstore elsewhere. In his autobiography, The Path Through the Trees (1979), Milne muses, “I … Read more
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.
We have a new contributing writer to introduce. George from Calgary (I’ll get his last name soon and see if he can share a short bio with us). Please take a sec to visit his website, Fair’s Fair – no online sales but a very nicely designed site. ******************** I have seen many bookstores come … Read more