Welcome to our new website! Though much is the same, just perhaps in a slightly different place, there are a few new features to announce.
First: As you can see, we’ve moved our blog from Blogger to here. We couldn’t host a blog on our own website when we first started the whole blogging thing and even though we’ve had that capability for a few years now -- well, the blog wasn’t on fire, so entropy kept it in place. For you, this won’t make much of a difference, but it gives us a lot more control over how the blog looks than we had with the templates on Blogger. (And those of you familiar with search engine optimization can probably guess another reason or two to move the blog here.)
Second: Depending on what you’re reading this on, you might have noticed that our new website is responsive. That means it will automatically reformat itself to fit whatever device you happen to be using, making it much, much easier to navigate on a smart-phone. (No more pinching and zooming. Hooray!)
Third: Paid online orders will now count towards your in-store customer rewards program. You’ll still only be able to get and spend the coupons in the store, but you can now work towards them with paid online purchases as well. If you’re in our customer rewards program, just note it in the order comments and we’ll take care of the rest.
Next: For all of you thinking of getting into the business, we’ve added the page “So You Want to Be a Bookseller” with all of the information you need to apply for a job with us.
Finally, we are very lucky to be surrounded by tons of great authors who live in our community. We’ve partnered with a number of them to offer online sales of signed books. See the complete list of authors and available signed books here. You can either get books with just an autograph or ask for a personal message in the order comments.
Everything else on the website is pretty much the same: staff picks (which are discounted 20% for their month), Books From the Future for all of your pre-ordering needs, a form for donation requests, and our calendar of events. And, of course, we also still offer digital audiobooks and a wish list function perfect for birthdays, wedding registries, and baby showers. (You knew our website did all of that, right?)
And so there you have it. A freshened up interface, some new features, and a ton of signed books from your 24-hour independent bookstore.