This was our first holiday season at BookPeople and we had no idea what to expect. We hoped we would be busy but we also hoped we wouldn't be so busy we couldn't do a good job. And, although all the numbers are still getting analyzed, it was obvious throughout the season between Thanksgiving and New Year's that we were very busy, and that the entire Palouse community came out to do their shopping in downtown Moscow and at BookPeople. We are truly grateful for your support. We are also grateful for your patience and good humor during those moments when even two cash registers weren't enough and you had to wait in line. Thank you!
We are proud that most of the time we were able to get your special orders to you in time for Christmas, with a few exceptions that were out of our control. Most of the time we had the books you wanted already in the store. If you didn't know what to get someone on your list we had great suggestions for you.
Thanks to everyone - over 60 people - who bought something for the giving tree recipients. Each of you truly brightened up a child's Christmas.
Thanks to some very helpful customers who gave us immediate feedback on the success of a particular gift item - like "Bird Bingo" - so that we could share that with others.
Finally, a very special thank you to the children's librarians, reading specialists, and other book lovers who volunteered their time at the store during our busiest hours to help keep the shelves looking neat, wrap presents, and most importantly help customers find what they needed. We could never have done it without them!
We are looking forward to our second year of serving you. Although we will be closed on December 30th and 31st for inventory, we will open again on January 1, New Year's Day, because we can't think of a better way to celebrate a new beginning than with a new book.