Friday, March 7, 2008

Sounds Familiar

The latest issue of Bookselling This Week profiles the Book and Cranny bookstore in Statesboro, Georgia, and parts of the article sounded pretty familiar. Campbell's discussion of the resources she used to prepare for opening her bookstore are the same ones I am using. Since they are celebrating their first year in business this April, following in their footsteps can't be all wrong.

My FabJob Guide is full of post-it notes, looks like a highlighter rainbow, and has numerous dog-eared pages as well as a few dog-chewed corners.

Bookselling This Week: The Book and Cranny Fills a Void: "Deborah Campbell. 'I was tired of having to drive an hour and a half to buy a book.' The former Lucent Technology engineer had hoped that someone else would fill the general bookstore void, but she said, 'I waited long enough to realize I had to do it myself.'

Campbell then took a year to formulate a business plan, studied ABA resources on, downloaded a copy of the FabJob Guide to Become a Bookstore Owner, and worked closely with the local small business development center."

From the Book and Cranny Website:
Now, you aren't forced to drive to other cities or go online to find the book you want. Come in and browse -- enjoy the feel, the smell, the pleasure of searching for the latest titles, the best-selling authors, the book you didn't know you wanted until you saw it on the shelf!

We have a very exciting collection, everything from the newest bestsellers to old favorites. And if you don't see what you're looking for on the shelf, we can order it for you -- no extra charge. Most special orders arrive within 2 - 3 days (some may take a bit longer, but we will tell you up front). We receive book shipments almost daily during the week, so there is always something new for you to check out!

South Padre Island, this will be available to you, too, before the end of 2008.

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