No foolin', it's spring!

Hello friends,

The last time I wrote here it was the New Year, and now it is April 1. What has been keeping me away?

In January, I attended the American Booksellers Association annual Winter Institute (WI), a workfest of education sessions, author events, and ongoing conversations about important book publishing and retail industry issues.

Curiosity and Generosity with Blind Date with a Book

In the past few weeks, we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the overwhelmingly positive response to one of our new programs: Blind Date with a Book. This is one of the ideas we brought back with us from our trip to the American Booksellers Association conference last February, and while we were excited about its possibilities, we didn’t anticipate how popular it would be with all of you. The "Blind Date Books" are flying out of the display, and this match-making couldn't make us happier.

Three Years In

Just over three years ago, in February of 2012, we re-opened BookPeople of Moscow after we had closed it for 7 weeks to remodel, revamp, and restock the store. As brand new owners of a venerable store, we had a lot to learn, and still do. Overall we feel proud of what we've done in three years and are immensely grateful to the community for its support all along the way.

Growing up right

Coming up on Sunday afternoon, Jesica will be meeting with two groups of amazing local kids and teenagers, our advisory boards. They get together once a month to discuss the books they've been reading, which have been supplied to them in "advance reader copy" or uncorrected proof form by our publisher friends before the books are officially published.