Category Archives: retail

Dissapearing NY (sic)

Great mini-doc from Wheelhouse Communications’ series on Disappearing New York, about the successful crowdfunding venture to rescue Westsider Books from closure. Check out the rest of these short Dissapearing New York docs. They are very well done, quite fascinating and of … Continue reading

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Friends Who Checked Out Early. #1. Billy Nimble.

Billy Nimble was a fat contract cleaner. I don’t mean he’d show up at your crime scene with a vat of acid and a hacksaw no, he’d come to your place of business and get his bucket and little Hoover … Continue reading

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The Amazon Effect | The Nation

Great article on Amazon & Publishing. Steve Wasserman May 29, 2012   |    This article appeared in the June 18, 2012 edition of The Nation. The Amazon Effect | The Nation.

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BOOK WARS: A New Hope

I moved into my new place in Washington Heights a few years back. The building on the next block, facing Broadway, is one of those massive, featureless apartment buildings with permanent scaffolding all around and a heavy rotation of store fronts. On the corner there … Continue reading

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The crap you have to deal with in retail

   Warning – this post is gross & not for the squeamish.    They say that ex-cons can spot another ex-con straight away, something about the way they move; guarded, alert & wary. The same is true of the retail manager, I can spot one a mile away, they … Continue reading

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