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Open Book Episode 5: JK does not mean just kidding

Welcome to Open Book, our biweekly podcast where we are, well, open books about everything. We’ll share what we’re reading, talk about the business side of running a small used bookstore, and maybe get a little weird. This episode we tackle the latest JK Rowling controversy. Yup, she’s at it again. Can you truly separate an […]

Open Book Episode 3: Intentional Reading

Welcome to Open Book, our biweekly podcast where we are, well, open books about everything. We’ll share what we’re reading, talk about the business side of running a small used bookstore, and maybe get a little weird. This episode we talk a bit about our upcoming September buddy read of The Only Good Indians, why […]

Open Book: Episode Two – Oh Amazon….

Welcome to Open Book, our biweekly podcast where we are, well, open books about everything. We’ll share what we’re reading, talk about the business side of running a small used bookstore, and maybe get a little weird. This episode we talk a bit about The Nickel Boys, supporting Amazon versus local book shops and, go […]

Open Book: Episode One

Welcome to Open Book, our biweekly podcast where we are, well, open books about everything. We’ll share what we’re reading, talk about the business side of running a small used bookstore, and maybe get a little weird. You can listen to this on Spotify as well as down below. We hope you enjoy.

Our Favorite 2020 Reads So Far

And just like that, we’re a quarter of the way through 2020. I don’t think this year is shaping up how anyone thought it would. In January, we were in the process of getting inventory and doing a ton of planning to open up. Crazy, right?  Even though we were super busy in the first […]

Support Local on Indie Bookstore Day

It’s wild to me that tomorrow is April 25, this year’s Indie Bookstore Day. If I’m being honest, I’m a little heartbroken. We had so many exciting things planned with another local book shop, Shelves Bookstore, to celebrate with y’all. Even though we and other bookstores aren’t open for browsing or other fun, bookish activities, […]

Five Books for Social Distancing

We’re all stuck at home a lot more than we’re used to, and the world pretty much sucks, for lack of a better way to put it. To me, this is the perfect time to read a ton of books.  Books allow me to escape. It’s why I count reading as a big part of […]