Scanning and Texting. Texting and Scanning.

I was at a local bookstore this past weekend, scouting books with my BlueTooth scanner, and my wife sent me a text to remind me of the incoming rain storms. I went to text her back to let her know I’d be heading back soon, and I couldn’t get the virtual keyboard to come upContinue reading “Scanning and Texting. Texting and Scanning.”

Humble Beginnings

If you’re familiar with Gary Vee (Gary Vaynerchuk, Head of VaynerMedia), then you have probably seen one of his numerous social media productions called Trash Talk. It’s a series of videos about Gary running around town on a Saturday morning and checking out garage sales. Now, if you know anything about Gary, you know he’sContinue reading “Humble Beginnings”

Why Aren’t You Reading?

I made beef stew last night. It is thick and warm and hearty. I made a fresh pot of coffee and found a day-old loaf of olive bread for ninety nine cents. I just had a bowl of stew, a chunk of bread and a mug of coffee. We are set up in the livingContinue reading “Why Aren’t You Reading?”

I’m in Paradise!

I truly am. I’m in a Paradise Bakery in Dallas at the moment with a coffee and my favorite proprietary Paradise muffin: The Mandarin Orange muffin. Alright. Apologies for the clickbait title. Technically, it’s true…and it is a damn good muffin. The purpose of this post is to tell you of an opportunity for WorldContinue reading “I’m in Paradise!”

The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell

I’m reading The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell, a conglomeration or anecdotes and adages about bookstores and their owners. Each of the stories averages two a couple pages but they are all quaint and entertaining. The content of this book meets or exceeds the minimum criteria for quaint bookstore anecdotes which make the reader wantContinue reading “The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell”

The Birthday Bash!

My wife had her birthday celebration a couple days ago. I took the day off. We started with homemade waffles. We went to a neighborhood nail spa and got her a mani-pedi. We went to see Jojo Rabbit, an award-winning movie with an amazing cast. I fixed a seasoned steak dinner with baked potato. TheContinue reading “The Birthday Bash!”

Got Some Books for Me!

Someone in the bookstore owners group recommended a title for book retailers wanting to operate pop up stores and I had to check it out. I found a couple more titles along the way which pertain to pricing and the economics of owning a bookstore. The book industry has been a trade of narrow margins.Continue reading “Got Some Books for Me!”

Day Four: Half Price Books!

I got out to Half Price Books today and found a copy of Hemingway: The First Forty-Nine Stories. I’m about a third of the way through it. I also bought a copy of The Unabridged Jack London. I haven’t dug into that yet but plan to do so soon after I write this post. It’sContinue reading “Day Four: Half Price Books!”

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