Half Price Books will open their second Oklahoma City-area story in August.
Separately, former distributor Don Linn rants over last week’s non-story that “publishers are squeezing booksellers on credit.” He writes: “while you may feel like you ‘deserve’ better credit terms than others and that your credit risk is somehow different from some other credit risk, it’s just not true. Publishers and distributors already act as the bank with relatively generous terms and, in case you haven’t noticed, you get to return anything you choose to at anytime for full credit forever. So spare me the whining about credit, which is an extension of the ‘were special so cut us some slack’ tin-cup strategy.”
He concludes: “I love you, indie booksellers. Begging doesn’t become you and you’re too good to let external events control your destinies. Get busy yourselves and while you’re at it kick your trade organization into action doing something that doesn’t require a subcommittee.”