"Staying Afloat" by Otto Penzler
Not sure if you caught Otto Penzler's article in Publishers Weekly June 2012 Issue about how TMBS competes with Amazon and other chains, but it's enlightening! You can read the full article here. Among other things, Otto discusses our Bibliomystery Series, as well as other measures we have taken to keep the shop up and running.
"Like many bookstores aboard the Titanic of independent bookselling, the Mysterious Bookshop hit the Amazon iceberg a few years ago. More accurately, it hit us, and we’ve been doing everything short of throwing women and children out of lifeboats, to avoid drowning in the icy waters of insolvency."
A true statement from our shop owner and captain. If you're interested on how we stay afloat, check out the article!
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