Sunday, August 19, 2012

Feature Eagle Eye Bookstore: A Great Place To Visit!


I love coming to Eagle Eye Bookshop. I am always excited by the customer service I have received here and other things it has to offer. I have been to many other trade book shops in Tennessee, Virginia, Missouri, and Georgia. None of them offer what Eagle Eye seems to offer to the public right here in Decatur Georgia.
Eagle eye bookshop is located in the outskirts of Decatur Georgia off North Decatur Road. They sell new stock as well as older stock. You are welcome in to trade your books. You get the best customer service around. You can often find them at any major event in the area.  “Selected Best Independent Bookstore in Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine and Creative Loafing."  I am sitting down with the owner Charles Robinson. The  store is also owned by Doug Robinson.
 
 How long have you been in business in the Atlanta area?

 We've been here for over 8 and a half years.

 How did you get involved with local author events?

We were involved with promoting local authors from the beginning. Some of the local authors we promote are some of our best customers. We've had the pleasure of getting to know many nationally recognized authors such as Kathryn Stockett in the the process.

 Book clubs?

We've had many book clubs that use our reading room space in the back of the store. We don't currently have book club meetings but if your club would like to meet in our store, please call or come by!

Georgia Romance Writers Association?

One of our former employees had worked with their organization and they needed a good, reliable bookseller once a month. We've enjoyed a fine relationship with the GRW and have supplied them with several authors who fit in perfectly.

 Not many bookstores carry trade also have the option of carrying newer stock. What led you to invest in carrying new stock and not just be a regular trade bookstore?

It was mostly a case of customer demand and relevancy. If you're not selling new books then you're not really staying current on what's happening in the book industry. Also, authors do their book tours to promote the latest book they've written and if you're not selling new books then there's no way to provide a wonderful event for our customers.

 If you could share one thing about Eagle Eye you would most like people to know about you what would that be?
Independent bookstores, such as ourselves, are community gathering places as much as they are stores. By shopping local, you keep a large percentage of your money in your community and allow businesses like us to promote and grow with you.

You can find them on facebook and their website.  Feel free to shop them on the web as well.





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