Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Calendar, Updates and Closings...



QUICK REFERENCE CALENDAR


  • ·         April 28 & 29   CLOSED FOR NEW WINDOW INSTALLATION
  • ·         May 1    BEGIN BUYING BOOKS FOR STORE CREDIT, 25 OR LESS, ANY DAY ANY TIME 
  • ·         May 5    BEGIN ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS FOR CASH BOOK BUYING (SMALLER QUANTITES AT A TIME PREFERRED).  ALSO, BEGIN ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS FOR LARGER QUANTITY STORE CREDIT BOOK BUYING.


Dear after-words customers:

Thank you so much for your patience with us as we have gone through this re-modeling period.

We have now been open for about 6 weeks in our renovated space.  We still have some details to work out, but get more comfortable every day in our re-configured digs.

Unfortunately, as often happens when you do this kind of work, we hit a few bumps along the way.  We were unable to have our new front doors and windows installed during the month we were closed.  It was simply too cold outside. 

So, we will have to be closed again as our front doors and windows get the same kind of face-lift that the rest of the space got.  The good news is, this time it will only be for two days. 

We will be CLOSED on Tuesday April 28th and Wednesday April 29th for this work to be completed.  Again, my apologies.

The other bump we hit was concerning the installation of a new coffee bar by Bowtruss.  There are a lot of plumbing challenges in buildings as old as the one we occupy, so we have been working towards that goal.  But we are not there, yet.  Still, the coffee bar will be coming.  We hope it will be open sometime in June.  If it doesn’t happen by then, we look forward to welcoming them whenever the details can be sorted out.

For those of you who have sold us books in the past, you will be happy to know that we will be resuming our buying as of May 1st.  Most of our guidelines are remaining the same – in terms of what we buy and the condition we expect the books we buy to be in.  The major changes are to when we buy.

We will no longer be running our Thursday round-ups for cash book buying.  In fact, cash buying will now be by appointment only.  The good news is, there will be more appointments available than there were before.  Also, appointments will be accepted for small quantities of books as well as for larger quantities.  Smaller quantities would be our preference.  Keep in mind, if you choose to sell less books at a time, but do so more frequently, you will get in a lot faster.

As for those of you who are selling for store credit, you can still bring them in at any time during our store hours – provided that you bring in 25 books or less each time.   Again, we prefer the smaller number of books per visit.  But if you want to do more than 25 all at once, we can make appointments for you as well.

Lastly, as part of our renovations, our new shared event space has been completed.  It is run by Space by Doejo, a group that also runs the fifth floor of our building and will soon take over the second floor as well.  They have already had all kinds of events back there – everything from hack-a-thons to pop-up restaurants and conferences.  We will also be hosting authors again beginning in June, as well as doing our charity book sale and other kinds of readings and events.  So stay tuned for more on that.  If you love the new event space as much as we do, consider it for your own parties.  In conjunction with Space, we can rent it to you.  Just contact us for more information if you are interested.

By the way – we have LOTS of boxes left over from our renovation period.  Some are even unused.  Contact us for details if you are interested in buying any.

Thanks for reading all of this.  I hope you are as excited by the changes at after-words as we are.  And thanks for remaining patient while we continue to get our act together.

Beverly Dvorkin
Store Owner

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