Is Printed Page (and others like it) an endangered species?
Printed Page began with challenges. When we opened our doors in 2009, customers couldn't even get to us because of construction on Broadway. A new device called the Kindle had just come out, causing many to predict the demise of the printed book. The country was in the middle of the Great Recession. So we're not new to challenges, but some challenges are new to us.
Like many businesses, COVID was hard on us. We had to sustain costs without revenue, and when we re-opened, many customers were still hesitant to shop. Nationwide, book store sales were down 28% last year. Sadder, once every week, a book store closed.
Fortunately, we are blessed with some great customers. We are grateful for every one of you.
We hope to be around for a long time, and you can help assure that -- not only with your continued business, of course, but with a recommendation. We would be deeply appreciative if you would take just a minute to say a kind word about Printed Page on Google, Yelp! or Facebook. These online reviews are our lifeblood. Customers increasingly find us by first reading reviews online. Great reviews create more great customers.
Thank you. And we hope to see you for a long time to come.
Come in any Thursday, and we'll cover three of your books
We have archival dust jacket covers free for the taking on Thursdays. We even install them, and no purchase is necessary.
Denver health authorities did a surprise inspection of Printed Page in March to see if we were complying with all COVID regulations -- and we were! Their only little suggestion was that we put up a sign they hadn't yet sent us. (We know, we know!)