The first thing you need to know about the new book on the rise of the pcc bookshop (The Book Club)
Posted On June 12, 2021
The new book by the American PCC is here.
It’s called The Book Club: A bookshop that is thriving.
It was published in July, and we got a chance to sit down with the author, James R. Stiles, and the publisher, Richard J. Stokes, to find out more about the bookshop’s growing presence in the market.
The bookshop is a kind of “new wave” of bookshops in America.
It started as a kind.
“There were a lot of bookstores before that, but there was no real market for them,” Stiles told Bleacher report.
“But the PCC came along, and they’re doing the same thing.”
Stiles says that the book shop has had an effect on the market in a big way.
The PCC has “created an amazing opportunity for us, because there’s no one else doing what we’re doing,” Stokes said.
“We’re selling books, we’re offering discounts on books, and now we’re able to do it on our own terms.”
There are a number of book stores on the list, but Stiles thinks the one that caught his attention was The Book Store.
It had been the first of the four PCC-owned bookshacks in the U.S., and was the first one to open its doors in July.
Stixs and the PCT had worked together on the idea of opening the first store, and when they started planning for it, they had a couple of ideas.
The first one was to do something that was very much in line with the PIC concept: create a bookshop in a warehouse.
It didn’t sound like a lot at the time, but it was something that could have been a success, Stiles said.
He was hoping that it would get them in front of the American booksellers that they wanted to get on board with the new store.
The second idea was to start a bookseller association.
This idea had been in the works for a long time.
Stumes and his colleagues had been looking for a way to create a membership that would allow them to create something like an “alternative” to the PICA model, he said.
In fact, they looked into creating an organization of PIC members.
But it turned out that the PBC wasn’t going to accept the PEC membership as a form of membership, Stumes said.
Instead, it would create an independent, non-profit membership called the “PCC Bookshop Association,” which would be owned and operated by Stiles and his team.
Stakes and the others decided that the best way to get the bookstores on board was to create an organization that would offer a kind and friendly atmosphere.
“You have to be kind of an outsider to find a bookstore that’s a little bit like a bookstore, but you’re a little more like a shop owner,” Stines said.
The association would be a “shop of books,” and would provide discounts to the members.
Members would get books at a discount and then they would pay a $10 per month membership fee to the organization.
Stays and his partners were looking for something that they could call the “pcc bookstore.”
The bookstores that have been established by the PCL would not have a membership or membership fees, and it would be their responsibility to maintain the quality of the store and provide discounts.
Stitches told Bleachers that he and his staff were not going to be able to sell the books, but they could have members sign up to receive books for free.
That was a big deal for them.
“It’s a really powerful way to give members the opportunity to go out and buy books and then have them give a little extra for the store,” Stains said.
But Stiles acknowledged that the bookstore’s membership would have to change to match the PCA model.
That’s a huge change, and one that has not been done in the book industry.
“PICA has always had a membership fee, but PCC Book Shop Association members will be able have discounts for books that they’re not paying,” Stumes told Bleached.
“This is a totally different model.”
Sticks and his co-authors are hoping that their new model can change the way bookstores are perceived.
They’re not saying that they are selling books at an inflated rate, but that they want to provide discounts that aren’t as great as PCC membership fees.
And they want the members to feel like they’re contributing something.
“Our members will not be like the bookshopper that’s going out and picking up the books at 50% off, or 50% and paying 50%,” Stays said.
They want the store to feel a little different, and that is exactly what they are aiming for.
“A lot of the bookseller members are not used to people like us offering discounts