Hi everyone. We've been trying to keep up with the books coming in since mid june, but it's been a losing battle. We have to put a stop to the large estates and downsizing drop-offs for the time being. We just don't have the space. We will try to implement a ONE box/bag limit on incoming books. Please do not find a garbage bag or the biggest box you have and fill it up; we don't want to cause back injuries. Small to medium size boxes and bags only. Thank you for your help.
I had put a stoppage on incoming books in May because we were completely full. At that time I had been telling people that we had to clear out the frnt from boxes and then we would accept books again. It appears we have cleared out the front, so I have removed the signs saying "no books".
That means we are welcoming books into the store again. Thank you for your patience while we sorted out the logjam.
Happy Monday Everyone. Today (Monday - Victoria Day), Our Cobble Hill Location is open, but our Qualicum Beach location is closed. I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely weather. It's about time we saw some spring.
If youhave been to our Cobble Hill location you will have noticed that there are a lot of boxes everywhere. We've taken in more books in the last four months than we can handle. It's the first thing everyone says when they come in the store. Most common is "Do you have enough books", followed closely by "Do you still have to go through ALL THESE BOXES?"
Summer is our busiest time of the year. As a retail store we benefit greatly from the fact that Vancouver Island is so beautiful that it is a tourist destination. We need some help to handle the extra workload. If you like our store and read my website, then you are my kind of person. So much so, in fact, that this is the only method of advertising I am doing. It narrows the playing field somewhat. I've had many people who have approached me who would LOVE to work here, and some offer to do it for free.
Every year, we stop accepting books around this time. Bucknucks has never accepted book in December since we have to get stock out on the shelves for the Holiday season. We schedule a break from receiving inventory. The stoppage allows us to focus on getting books out on the shelf, and to make the store more tidy and presentable.
Cowichan location (south of Duncan) is accepting books once again. we will accept for the month of November, but we will still have our regularly scheduled stoppage in December. Thanks for your patience the last two weeks while we cleared space.
Due to the forecasts of a terrible storm coming our way, we have decided to close both Bucknucks locations early today (Saturday). Bucknucks in Qualicum Beach and also in Cobble Hill (in Cowichan) will be closing today at 3:00 pm.
Thank you to everyone who has been coming despite the weather. I hope you all enjoy some storm watching in the warm and dry curled up with a good book. Good luck to all o you who have to be out in this weather, and thank you to the crews that will be out getting our power and roads ixed up in the aftermath.
I held off as long as i could, but as of today Bucknucks in Cobble Hill is not accepting any more books until we clear the backlog. If it takes until the new year then so be it. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Rest assured that there will be over 200 new books on the shelves in Cowichan every day as we clear out all the boxes we have accumulated.