From the Burlington Free Press:
The walls of the windowless back office at Crow Bookshop are covered floor to ceiling with wooden bookshelves. Books are displayed on every surface and unpacked boxes, containing more books, wait to be opened.
Keith Terwillegar, the owner, sits on a chair in from of his computer talking about the store’s recently launched website.
“We’re going to give people a chance to buy books online from the local guy,” Terwillegar said. “I’m very excited about it.
Crow Bookshop is an independent bookstore located on Church Street in Burlington. Although the website is new, the physical store has been around since 1995.
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“Books are like food,” Terwillegar said. “Sometimes you want ice cream and sometimes you want a big hearty meal.”
In order to feed as many appetites as possible, his store offers a wide variety.
Although a typical day does not exist for Terwillegar, the bookstore owner spends his time at the store ordering books, pricing the books and working on the website.
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He has been working with books since the mid 1980s. Terwillegar said has watched the industry change as chain bookstores, the Internet and technology has become more popular.
“All of these things present challenges,” he said. “We just try to do our own thing.”
Terwillegar’s goal is to offer an alternative for readers. The Crow Bookshop’s online store provides a different experience than shopping at a large corporate website.
“We are not creating algorithms based upon keystrokes and mouse clicks to hone, narrow and define our customer’s interests,” he said.
Link to the rest at the Burlington Free Press
Here’s a link to Crow Bookshop