The Open Books Watchlist
That picture is a good representation of how I look before coffee (I’m hiding my zombie state well, but it’s taking all of my being to do so).
More importantly, that picture represents what the Open Books Watchlist can do for you!
Last night, a customer named Liz came in looking for a copy of John Green and David Levithan’s Will Grayson, Will Grayson. John Green is a hot commodity in almost every bookstore, and though we see his books donated frequently, the average shelf-life of one of his books is approximately 2 hours. To make a long story short, we didn’t have a copy for Liz to purchase, so I offered to put her name on the watchlist so we could contact her the next time one came in.
Every morning, I run a simple report to see if any of the 400+ titles we have on the watchlist have come in. There are usually one or two books a day that have made it into our inventory and allow us to make someone very happy. This morning, Will Grayson, Will Grayson popped up on my report. LESS THAN A DAY AFTER WE TOOK LIZ’S INFORMATION!
Prepare to be very happy, Liz!… And DFTBA! ^KE
(Stop in or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-475-1355, or @openbookstore to check stock. If you can’t find the book you need, we’ll put you on our watchlist too. We can’t guarantee that your book will show up as quickly as Liz’s did, but we’ll contact you as soon as it does! We can also order new books and will discount them 10% off the cover price!)