ELIST SPECIAL: BRADBURY'S MOBY DICK We have 5 copies of the hardcover of Ray Bradbury’s Moby Dick: The Screenplay. This was an unsigned hardcover but Ray was kind enough to sign our copies. We originally sold these for $250 and had them on sale for $200. We’re now lowering the price to $150. Sorry, no Paypal accepted for this offer. ... See MoreSee Less
Late last year Barnes & Noble opened a new “superstore” in Eastchester, New York. The store features a full-service restaurant which serves alcohol. And, the store will be 20-25% smaller than its traditional superstores. Normally, this news would be taken with a yawn (there are other such B&N superstores). But the sad fact is that B&N is responding to Amazon.com by adding a restaurant and cutting the number of books that it will carry. As it is B&N stores in Colorado Springs (where our offices are located) already devote a lot of space to other items besides books. The two stores in Colorado Springs have a Starbucks (a smart idea, in my opinion and it doesn’t take up all that much space), a large display for their Nook device, games, toys and other non-book related items. Since the price of these non-book related items are just as or more expensive than at nearby competitors such as Best Buy, Target, Walmart and Toys R Us it makes little sense to squeeze out books for them. The B&N's here used to sell CDs and DVDs but at a premium price which made no sense since there were competitors selling the same items at a greater discount. It seems that the B&N philosophy is to add these products and now large restaurants to their stores rather than come up with innovative approaches to selling books. To me this doesn’t seem the ideal approach to competing with Amazon.com. If you have thoughts to share on this send them to email@example.com.
RAMBO III by David Morrell David Morrell’s Rambo III has arrived, two weeks early! We are shipping the numbered editions. Because the book arrived before we anticipated we don’t yet have the slipcases or traycases. We expect them in 2-3 weeks. Please keep in mind we are only ordering as many copies as we have orders (plus a dozen or so more for latecomers). Order now to guarantee yourself a copy of what Morrell says is the most bonus-filled book in his Rambo series. His comment upon seeing the book: "Wonderful!" ... See MoreSee Less