Sunday, July 1, 2012
Aaron's Books on Main.. the First 6 Months
Just six months ago we moved into our new spot on Main Street (remember that rain-soaked parade in late December??!!?). The move itself was quick and relatively painless ... if you don't count the bitter cold and all the doors open. We're still adapting to the new spot and a few of its challenges (like no back door and limited storage), but the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. We do still get the occassional, "Oh look there's a bookstore in town", and are starting to see a lot of relieved faces of our Summer tourists, thinking we had closed permanently, then finding us around the corner on Main with "Phew! You didn't close, we love coming here each Summer".
As with any retail business, we're making adjustments to our inventory, both new and used, to meet our customer's needs. Our kids' sections are still stocked with the best of the best in children's literature. Sam still has her "tween" section of books for young girls ages 10-13 (and now has a special page for those books on our website!). We've added more and more Indie Bestsellers each week, and we have them featured (and discounted) on tables as you enter the store. Our Local history and authors sections are growing. Our cookbook sections features more unique titles, and our History sections are being cultivated by Bud (Aaron's grandaddy ... a self-certified Civil War buff). Grammy is keeping us full of well-crafted Histoical fiction books ... and is now hosting a Sunday afternoon tea book group for that genre.
1) The Hunger Games
2) Fifty Shades of Grey
3) Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
5) Catching Fire
6) Stella Batts: Needs a New Name
7) The Book Lover
8) Tugger & Mini-Mew
9) The Baker's Daughter ( #1 Hardcover Adult Book!)
10) Stella Batts: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
#1 Non-Fiction- Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
#1 Picture Book- Goodnight, Goodnight Construction site
* note- these do not include our large offsite and author events
Happy Reading as we enter the 2nd half of 2012!