Well it’s no secret and I admit it, there are few things I love more than a good bookstore… (and especially used books) but this video clip features what just might be the mother of all bookstores. I found it via Tom Peters, who says, “if you are not in love with this video, please let us know, and we’ll take you off all our mailing lists.” Inventory is an estimated 1,000,000 books (yes, I counted the zeros) distributed through eleven buildings with designs on a twelfth. The most impressive building is a converted manure tank… which has been fixed up very nicely inside and they say you can’t smell anything of its former contents. Perhaps the continual purchasing of inventory with a complete and utter lack of marketing is a factor — located in rural Wisconsin, there isn’t even a sign at the side of the road. I guess it’s hard to sell a million books by depending on drop-in traffic through word-of-mouth. But man, I want to browse there. For a month.
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