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A Fun First Day

North by Northwest Books and Antiques Back In Business…

As I said yesterday, WMG Publishing just bought North by Northwest Books and Antiques. And today was our first day.

Moving stuff was the order of the day. Since our stores need a large eBay and ABE sales area behind the counter, Dan worked on setting that up all day while I helped some. Going to be adding a lot of light and creating an entire room for just the nifty pharmacy stuff.

Thankfully, Shelly will be back two or three times a week to help with all that. Plus the books. I think he has forgotten more about books and the history of publishing than I know. Wonderful fun to be working with him in a bookstore.

So off to a great start. Now if we can just survive this stupid eclipse, we will be fine. Shadow goes right smack over the top of us as it makes landfall. The actual center is about two miles from the new store. No telling what will happen here with that many people trying to cram into a 60 mile wide area. We just don’t have the roads for it.

So anyhow, a fun first day.

Now I am going to go get some sleep and get away from a computer screen since I have been doing workshop assignments all evening and into the morning.



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  • Michael W Lucas

    We considered coming out to see the eclipse in Lincoln City. Would have been nice to see the crowd out there again.

    The consideration lasted about ten seconds, until we realized the whole damn country would be coming out to see you. So, we didn’t go. You’re welcome.

  • Prasenjeet Kumar

    Hi Dean. I was trying to read Kris’s Thursday Business Musing blog post but its resulting in a 404 error. This is the exact wording of the error, “The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.”

    Please tell Kris. Thanks. 🙂

  • LynW

    Wow! This is just wonderful news! When I saw the notice on Facebook about the store closing, I was stunned and sad, so this has had me smiling all the way through reading your last couple of posts. Visiting Lincoln City just wouldn’t be the same without being to drop in on North by Northwest bookshop!

    • dwsmith

      Thanks, Lyn, we’re having fun, that’s for sure. Dan is doing wonders with the place. It is so cool!!