We are pleased to announce that our new web store is live. Yes, we’ve been doing this bookselling thing for a couple decades now, but we changed technology a while back, and we hope this new feature is bigger, better. For one thing, our new software, Timber, updates live with our point of sale and inventory control system, Booklog. While we only have a sample of our holdings currently posted on the web store, we’re working on adding more, and on creating niche catalogs of interest. The new site has fancy shopping cart technology and secure credit card transactions via Authorize.net. Stay tuned as we add more listings (68,542 titles cataloged on Booklog presently, and counting). Of course, if you are seeking a particular title, please don’t hesitate to contact us (there’s so much more!).
While I’m in bragging mode, I’m thrilled to share that we were recently mentioned in The New York Times. Sarah Manguso, a writer, was reminiscing about her childhood book memories, and yes, there was one she couldn’t identify, that led her to our Stump the Bookseller forum. The query was quickly solved. Her essay about the memories and the quest in the Sunday Book Review is charming, and isn’t it wonderful that we happened to have the book she remembered so fondly just sitting on our shelves? Yeah, sometimes you just have to ask. (See the Stumper blog for more. ) Many thanks, Sarah.