Sauk Valley's premier bookstore/coffeehouse features fiction, non-fiction, children's & local interest books.
Open 7 days/week, we also have fine coffees & pastries, wooden puzzles, children's art supplies & other toys, handmade fair trade goods plus priceless conversation. Special orders welcomed.
Featured Post, or Blast from the Past
And Father's Day Is STILL a Good Time to Buy a Book
Because Dad (and Gramps and Poppa) deserve the thought that counts
27 March 2012
Say It Ain't So, JK!
And, now, that day has arrived. Fans can download the Harry Potter books and carry them around on their Sony Reader, Nook or Kindle. As a deal had not been struck with Apple to sell through the iStore, "Apple device owners will be able to access the books through other retailer apps," says one report. Hmm, what's missing? Say it isn't, so, Ms Rohling, that you have left independent booksellers in the dust! What happened to championing that little independent cafe around the corner where you sat (probably with one cup of tea) writing the first Harry Potter book?
And, what happened to IndieCommerce who have not been marketing our value? Even if not as a Google e-book (but why not as a Google e-book?), we indies could have linked to pottermore as affiliates. What will it take for people to think that we are able to sell ebooks? Pass the word, will you, to anyone who will listen, but especially to authors like your favorites.
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