Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Avid's first official news story!

A couple of weeks ago, Karen Schechner of the American Booksellers Association (ABA) asked if she could write an article about Avid Bookshop for the ABA's weekly newsletter, Bookselling This Week. This was particularly exciting: though BTW often features stories on new booksellers, the article on the as-yet unopened indie bookstore is rare. Check out the article here and let me know what you think!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Avid Bookshop survey 1

Hello there! We're glad you found us. We have been planning our bookstore for many months and know you're in for a treat. Avid Bookshop will be a general interest bookstore in Athens, Georgia. We'll sell new and used books as well as an eclectic variety of cards, crafts, artwork, and gifts. A dedicated percentage of non-book items will be made by local artisans.

Avid will also host lots of community events, including author readings, children's story times, debates, cook-offs, etc. We plan on being a community center focused on literacy, learning, and discussion.

Filling out this one-page initial survey will help us know who out there might be ready and willing to lend us a hand to make this dream a reality.

Soon we'll be contacting you to ask what you want from Avid Bookshop, YOUR neighborhood bookstore.

Thanks so much for your help!