“I’m closing the store.”
My heart fell to the floor when Readers Inc., my local bookstore operator told me she was closing her store. We have been working together for the past two years, since my book was first released. She helped me order books for my school visits, I had done several signings and book fairs at her store, and together we have been working with the committee to help put together the Children’s Book Festival in La Mesa. This was sad news indeed.
The reality is that the economy is tough and book stores are having a tough time. The cost of overhead to keep the store running was too hard to do. Something had to be done.
Just recently I received the following message:
Have you heard?
It’s Not Goodbye!
Readers, Inc. is going mobile. Bringing Books To YOU!
Starting in May, Readers Inc-Mobile will pop up all over town at Farmer’s Markets, Street Fairs and other community events. Watch our website www.ReadersIncOnline.com facebook or twitter as we keep you posted where and when you can find us. You can always contact us via email and our website will accept online book orders soon.
We are excited to pop up at school sites, providing book fairs, literacy nights, and after school book clubs.
We welcome any opportunity to serve your school or organization.
I think this is a fabulous idea. Will it work? Only time will tell, but the book fairs when my boys were in elementary school were always a big hit. In tough times, it’s the people who are creative and flexible who survive. This might be the start of something big.
Go buy a book!
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