Bricks and Mortar

With this page I hope to start a building campaign: building your interest in patronizing brick and mortar stores.

I’ve lived the retail store life as both an owner and an employee (the employee who does the accounting) and can report first-hand that operating expenses are high and margins are tight. In recent years, Internet sales have dramatically encroached on brick and mortar sales. The retail industry is not for sissies!

Retail stores are the core of our towns and cities. Local brick and mortar businesses provide goods, services, jobs and gathering places for the rest of us, and the owners of these establishments shoulder the financial risk. I believe that we, as a society, should be mindful of keeping a balance between physical stores and virtual stores, lest we create ghost towns where communities once stood. Too expensive, you say? Look around you. Many stores offer discounts on special orders and best-selling items, not to mention clearance sales.

You can find an independent book store near you at: http://www.indiebound.org/indie-bookstore-finder

Here are the brick and mortar stores that kindly carry my books. I hope you’ll treat yourself to a real-time, in person shopping experience the next time you pass their way.

 

Listed alphabetically by city (left to right):

The Village Shoppes

245 E Main St. Dayton, WA.

(509) 382-9152

At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Village-Shoppes/133664780055512

 

The Village Shoppes

The Sequel

1456 Cole Street Enumclaw, WA.

(360) 825-3144

Website: http://thesequel-usedbooks.net/Location.html

At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Sequel-Books-178650618834687/

The Sequel

The Imprint

820 Water Street Portsend, WA.

(360) 385-3643

At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Imprint-Bookstore/122284337781680

 

The Imprint

Book & Game

1st & Main Street Walla Walla, WA.

(509) 529-9963

Website: http://www.bookandgame.com/

At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Book-Game-Company-Walla-Walla-167295257109/timeline

Book & Game

Earthlight Books

321 E Main Street Walla Walla, WA.

(509) 525-4983

Website: http://www.earthlightbooks.com/

At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EarthlightBooks/

 

Earthlight Books

Paulina Springs Books

252 W Hood Ave. Sisters, Oregon

(541) 599-0866

Website: http://www.paulinasprings.com/ 

At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Paulina-Springs-Books-107437869294262/

Paulina Springs Books

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