We make reading affordable!
Beginning the first Monday in July (July 1st) we will be returning to our full Monday hours: 10-5:30. Thanks for your patience during the school year when we have been opening at 1:00. It has really helped having a couple of hours to run errands. Since I will now be having more help I won't need those extra hours off. :-) Hope to see you then!
Mon. 10:00 - 5:30
Tues.-Thurs. 10:00 - 5:30
Friday 10:00 - 7:00
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
Making reading affordable since 1984
Check out this great parody about independant bookstores..worth your time!
Nice article below with some positive numbers for a change:
As the WSJ reports today, cruch time is approaching at Barnes & NobleBKS -0.16%, which has been closing stores and shrinking the number of books it sells amid tough competition from online retailers. But while the future of the retail giant is uncertain, independent booksellers say it looks like physical books are going to be around a lot longer than once expected.
“If it hadn’t been for our brutal winter, our sales would have been in up in 2013,” said Bill Cusumano, head buyer Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, Mich. “It looks like e-book sales have flattened. Also, people who own tablets, where the device business is going, don’t read as much because they do gaming and other things.”
Mr. Cusumano added that two other independent bookstores have opened in Ann Arbor in the last two years. Borders Group Inc., which went into liquidation in 2011, was based in Ann Arbor, and Mr. Cusumano said the new stores have helped fill the resulting void.
In 2013, trade publishers generated $4.94 billion in net revenue from the sale of hardcovers and paperbacks, down 1.9% from the prior year, according to a survey of more than 1,200 publishers taken by the Association of American Publishers. By contrast, e-books generated $1.54 billion in net revenue, down 0.6% compared to 2012.
Chris Morrow, co-owner of the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vt., also cited leveling off of e-book sales as a reason to be optimistic about physical books. “People see that there are two different experiences,” said Mr. Morrow. “They spend enough time on their devices at work. Many associate reading with relaxing and getting away from the world of devices. Physical books help fulfill that.”
Even at Barnes & Noble, which has posted annual losses for three straight years, there are encouraging signs that book sales are stabilizing. The company’s consumer stores generated better-than-expected Christmas results, and excluding Nook digital products, sales at stores open at least one year, a key economic indicator, declined only 0.5% in the most recent quarter.
Mr. Morrow, who opened a second store in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. last August stocked with 30,000 to 40,000 books, said that the ability of shoppers to discover new titles in bookstores is also a key factor. By contrast, he said, the discovery experience online is less rewarding.
“Yes, we lose some sales to showrooming, where people find a book in the bookstore and then buy it online, whether in digital or paper, but that’s part of the landscape in retail in general these days,” he added.
A Sampling of our ZOMBIE TITLES:
We like to support local authors, and have a variety of new autographed copies of their books. These include: Kirk Toncray, Bob Welch, Adrian Phoenix, Rick Steber, Karl Oakes, Joe Blakely, Dorcas Smucker, and many more.
J.A. Jance at booksigning
Our most popular line of greeting cards comes from FS Press and features black and white vintage photos put together with the funniest, and often most obnoxious sentiment. Customers have been known to stock up for a years worth of birthdays once they discover these cards.
INSIDE: …and Granny's head, cousin Willy's elbows, Uncle Bill's bladder, Aunt Sadie's kneecaps… Happy Birthday!
Bring in your books (no more than 1 bag or 1 box at a time please) and if we can use them we will give you 1/4 or 25% of the publishers price in credit toward our books which are 1/2 or 50% of the publishers price. We also sell newer hardbacks, which are priced well below 1/2 price. If you bring in hardbacks that we can use you will recieve half of what we would sell it for, in credit.
We have a 25 cent cash charge per book traded out. So even if you have book credit it would still cost you some change for your books. (We have tried to pay our rent and overhead in books but it just didn't work out.)
If you spend more than $5. on your total purchase the 25 cent charge is waived....and we thank you!!
There are a few catagories that we limit to same type trades, these include urban romance, i.e. vampire/werewolf/shapechanger romances (Feehan, Harris, Hamilton, Meyer etc), Science Fiction and Fantasy. Newer releases may be taken out in trade if you bring in books 3 months from copyright or newer.
We sell brand new books for 25% off the publishers price. These books can never be taken out on trade.
Always popular Car Charms are back! Only $5. and they give your car a lot of charm when they are hanging from your rear view mirror. Customers have mentioned they have also hung them on ceiling fans and lamps. Come by and see for yourself!
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