To enhance the browsability throughout the front of the store, we have mixed non-book items like spinner racks for greeting cards and a display of blank books and boxed cards.
We are also working on a collaborative programming partnership with BAM that will result in increased future literary events at BAM, benefiting both the bookstore and the venue. Wisdom: May you have wisdom.
The NYWC also hosts the annual Fort Greene Park Literary Festival, which showcases headlining Brooklyn authors as well as student writers; Greenlight is the sponsoring bookseller for this outdoor event, and hosts an annual afterparty at the bookstore.
I wouldn't have suspected that a store could be one of those communities, but Greenlight Bookstore is such a place. Patrick Patrick Kelly has been a proud employee of Greenlight since way back in the summer of We strive to maintain a positive work environment and a healthy morale, and to make sure that as the store prospers and grows the staff shares its success.
We also use our IndieCommerce website as a marketing tool, from explaining ebooks to providing information about scheduled events to highlighting our relationship with BAM; while electronic sales from the site are significant, it is even more valuable as a tool for telling our story every day.
We have sought out best practices from fellow bookstores outside the city that specialize in book fairs and school sales, and are beginning to adapt those models to the Brooklyn market.
We have branded kiosks in the lobbies of both of BAM's theaters, where we sell our own books and merchandise alongside BAM's branded merchandise. Our origin story is one of opportunity, passion, and most importantly, community.
She manages the sales floor, receiving and returns and helps keep everyone on their toes.
At Greenlight Bookstore, we maintain a high title count for a bookstore of our size, but still, there are always people are looking for titles that we don't have in stock.