A Great Good Place for BooksCredit: Maggie Sharpe. Caldwell recalled how she inherited the store in from former owner Debi Echlin, who died unexpectedly at age Her passing was reported the following day. Does Amazon give your dog biscuits? Does Amazon give you personal recommendations about what you might enjoy reading? Kathleen and her staff are very knowledgeable about books and can suggest a good read without having to look everything up. McAlone also attends the frequent author events hosted by Caldwell at the store — or in conjunction with Montclair Presbyterian Church when a large crowd is expected.
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In fact, she simply loves the neighborhood Montclair Village itself. Caldwell, a bookseller since the s, was an employee at A Great Good Place for Books and when owner Debi Echlin died and she inherited the bookstore from her in Business has had its ups and downs since then as many small bookstores like hers across the country have fallen to giant online retailers. She created a Great Good Friends membership program for shopping nights and members-only discounts. She is active on Twitter and Facebook, and keeps a healthy email subscription list. Sales are way down, worse than most of the summers through the nearly 12 years she has owned the store. She said many of her fellow Montclair business owners had slow business this summer.
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Over ten years ago when I inherited A Great Good Place for Books, I could never have imagined what a wonderful ride owning this bookstore would be. We've also supported and brought authors to the local schools, introducing your kids to the people who create the worlds they love. It's a place where your children can hang out, grab a cookie, wait for a ride, discover a new author, and feel at home. It's a place that embodies The Village's independent spirit and values our customers as friends. We see it every day when you stop by our store. A lot has changed in the last ten years, with the surge in internet sales, the rising minimum wage, insurance costs, and the cost of goods — all making it challenging to sustain a small business. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all the ways you've supported A Great Good Place for Books over the years and thank you for letting us be a part of your lives.