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We all had a lot of fun coming up with silly rhymes or trying to match the themes of the books that were ordered or handing and emailing poems back and forth, but for me, the real joy came from slowing down. It’s easy, especially at holiday shopping pace, for order processing to become a kind of data entry. As I’m typing in ISBNs and contact information, it’s easy to forget that the ISBN is a book and the contact information is a person.
We are starting to get down to the wire for our holiday shopping. Here is some more information about our online inventory statuses and important dates if you’re shopping for Christmas. So if the inventory says:
On Our Shelves Now and there are More Than 10 Copies
Earlier this fall, we worked with Gregory Maguire to sell signed copies of his latest book After Alice. Unfortunately, in all the boxes and boxes of books, we got one copy where Gregory’s name was not printed on the cover. He kindly fixed it for us.
Once again we are celebrating Indies First on Small Business Saturday, November 28th. On Indies First local authors will step into the fast-paced, high-octane, several-holds-barred world of holiday libromancing to handsell their books, help you find the perfect gift, and, of course, sign copies of their works.
Here are the authors who will be joining us this year.
#CyberMonday. The online equivalent of Black Friday, in which online retailers compete for your holiday spending with flashy ads and deep discounts. A celebration of getting your holiday shopping done without having to put on pants, or grinding through the list of cousins and co-workers on your lunch break. On #CyberMonday, much like Black Friday, we tend to think of the biggest stores first when we fire up the browser but many local independent stores (including yours truly) support online shopping as well. Online shopping that includes shipping, in store pick up, and gift wrapping.
One of the advantages of digital reading is the ability to dive deeply into a topic or genre you’re excited about. Into Civil War novels, histories of orange farming in California, or travel guides to places you never plan to visit? In a few minutes you can fill your phone or ereader with as many books on your latest obsession, the topic you want to research, the genre you want to become an expert in.
Ginny Gilder's new book, Course Correction, has been described as Wild meets Boys in the Boat. As such, it can be accessed through many points of interest: women in sports, Title IX, personal transformation,
We feel happy to tell you, you can buy, early, Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe with Randall’s name written on it. There is a limit on how many Thing Explainers with Randall’s name written on them you can buy. So, obviously, buy one for you and the people you know soon. Touch here with the thing you use to point at stuff on the electric picture.