Should We Pull The Plug On All This And Buy A Bookstore, Y/N?
There is a bookstore for sale on the Oregon coast, via Shelf Awareness (best terribly-punned bookselling newsletter there is), and it is in the same town where they filmed parts of The Goonies. Need I say more?! It is called Cannon Beach Book Company:
Owner Valerie Ryan said on Facebook: “It is time to turn my wonderful store over to someone who is interested in and capable of doing all the necessary social networking, moving into e-books and all the other things that make bookselling very different from what it was when I began almost 40 years ago.” Ryan added that Cannon Beach, on Oregon’s Pacific coast, is “a beautiful place to live, the store has been here for 33 years. What’s not to like? Oh, also, sales continue to be strong!”
Of course you guys would be welcome to visit anytime and do your Monday check-ins IRL. We won’t even pressure you to buy a book. Although uh, you know! That would be great.