One of my favorite things to do is go book buying for my store. A couple of weeks ago I was heading to LA to do just that when I suddenly had an idea for a charity window. Why not combine one of my favorite things with my 12 month charity idea? I’ve decided to donate 1 book for every 2 books purchased in the store. I’m not sure who I will donate to yet but I think this will give me an opportunity to see how many books will be donated and how I will then distribute them. I would ultimately love to bring new books into several different libraries in Long Beach schools.
Generally my book buying days can last up to 7 hours. I take pride in the books I sell, especially the kids books, and try to make sure they have great stories. I can’t tell you how many times I have started reading a kids book thinking it’s great and the ending ruins the whole thing. Cookbooks are certainly one of my favorites and I find I have to edit myself quite often on which one’s to buy. Pictures are everything in a cookbook. Since I am such a visual person I need my books to be too.
After many hours of ordering…
I hope my customers will take advantage of this month. I believe reading is so important for the imagination. I am constantly inspired by books and receive endless ideas for the creativity of the store.