Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316395544

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9262

When Jacob and Megan Brandeis plan to expose a secretive and evil corporation, the fallout threatens to destroy them. Jacob and Megan Brandeis have gotten jobs with the mega-successful, ultra-secretive Store. Seems perfect. Seems safe. But their lives are about to become anything but perfect, anything but safe. Especially since Jacob and Megan have a dark secret of their own. They're writing a book that will expose the Store-a forbidden book, a dangerous book. And if the Store finds out, there's only one thing Jacob, Megan and their kids can do: run for their bloody lives. Which is probably impossible, because the Store is always watching . . .
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Author: Bentley Little

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101154052

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5718

“A master of the macabre!”—Stephen King Juniper, Arizona, is an off-the-map desert town the retail giant called The Store has chosen for its new location. Now everything you could possibly want is under one roof, at unbelievable prices. But you’d better be careful what you wish for. This place demands something of its customers that goes beyond brand loyalty. At The Store, one-stop shopping has become last-stop shopping. Bill Davis is the only one in town who senses the evil lurking within The Store. But he can’t stop his two teenage daughters from taking jobs there and falling under the frightening influence of its sadistic manager. When Bill finally takes a stand, he will get much more than he bargained for.
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A Big Story about a Small Business

Author: Julie Gaines

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616208864

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 8995

“I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I could go for a second helping!”—Amy Sedaris In this charming graphic memoir, the founder of the iconic housewares shop Fishs Eddy recounts the ups and downs—and ups again—of starting a family business, starting a family, and staying true to one’s path while trying to make it in the Big City. Whether it’s a set of vintage plates from a 1920s steamship, a mug with a New Yorker cartoon on it, a tin of sprinkles designed by Amy Sedaris, or a juice glass from a Jazz Age hotel, Fishs Eddy products are distinctly recognizable. A New York institution, Fishs Eddy also remains a family business whose owners endured the same challenges as many family businesses—and lived to write about it in this tale filled with humorous characterizations of opinionated relatives, nosy neighbors, quirky employees, and above all the eccentric foibles of the founders themselves. Readers come to know author Julie Gaines and her husband, with whom she founded the store, and because this is a family business, the illustrations are all in the family, too: their son Ben Lenovitz’s drawings bring Fishs Eddy to life with a witty style a la Roz Chast and Ben Katchor. Over the years the store has collaborated with artists and celebrities such as Charley Harper and Todd Oldham, Alan Cumming, and many others to produce original designs that are now found in thousands of stores throughout the country, and Fishs Eddy has garnered a huge amount of media coverage. A great gift for anyone who has ever dreamed of opening a little business—or anyone with any kind of dream—Minding the Store offers wisdom, inspiration, and an exceedingly entertaining story.
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Author: Ronne Peltzman

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780307100863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 24

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Amy and Paul go shopping with Mother Rabbit on Saturday.
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Author: Stanley Marcus

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 157441139X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 8664

"'There is never a good sale for Neiman Marcus unless it’s a good buy for the customer.’ That was one of the first declarations of business philosophy I heard my father, Herbert Marcus, make soon after I came to work at Neiman Marcus in 1926.” Thus began the 1974 edition of Minding the Store. Reprinted in hardcover in 1997 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Neiman Marcus, it is now available for the first time in paperback. Mr. Marcus spent most of his life not only in helping to create a retailing enterprise renowned throughout the world as the epitome of quality, but also in setting high standards for the level of taste of all who desire "the better things in life.” In doing so he has played a key role in making Dallas itself a success. "Mr. Stanley,” as he was affectionately called by all his Neiman Marcus friends and associates, made The Store a legendary success. Although he retired from active involvement in Neiman Marcus in 1977, the influences of the philosophies of business he developed remained an important part of the training of Neiman Marcus personnel. Those basic principles--best exemplified by his belief in his father’s business philosophy--are the reasons Neiman Marcus is today recognized as the taste leader of American retailing. Minding the Store is a warm portrait of a man and an exuberant celebration of the store that has become the best-known landmark in Texas since the Alamo.
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The Store That Brought Modern Living to American Homes

Author: Jane Thompson,Alexandra Lange

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811868184

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 4544

When Ben Thompson opened Design Research in Boston in 1953, his innovative store became synonymous with modern interior design, lighting a public spark that still burns today, though the store itself is no longer. When the mass-produced furniture of impersonal department stores reigned supreme, this boutique retailer dared to provide a learned yet unpretentious environment for sleek design. Today, Design Research's legacy can be seen in the showrooms of Crate & Barrel and Design Within Reach. Through interviews, anecdotes and lush photographs, Design Research documents the array of household objects and furniture introduced to the American home through the legendary store that made good design available to all.
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Author: Stanley Marcus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574415223

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 3884

Stanley Marcus spent most of his life helping to create the retail enterprise Neiman Marcus, and his business philosophies remain an important part of the training of the store's personnel. This is both a portrait of a man and a celebration of the store that is a well-known landmark in Texas.
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A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf

Author: Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807044687

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 7152

What can the history of America's one-hundred-year love-hate relationship with sliced white bread tell us about contemporary efforts to change the way we eat? Fluffy industrial loaves are about as far from slow, local, and organic as you can get, but the story of social reformers, food experts, and diet gurus who believed that getting people to eat certain food could restore the nation's decaying physical, moral, and social fabric will sound very familiar. White Bread teaches us that when Americans debate what one should eat, they are also wrestling with larger questions of race, class, immigration, and gender. As Bobrow-Strain traces the story of bread, from the first factory loaf to the latest gourmet pain au levain, he shows how efforts to champion "good food" reflect dreams of a better society--even as they reinforce stark social hierarchies. In the early twentieth century, the factory-baked loaf heralded a new future, a world away from the hot, dusty, "dirty" bakeries run by immigrants. This bread, the original "superfood," was fortified with vitamins and marketed as patriotic. However, sixties counterculture made white bread an icon of all that was wrong with America. Today, the alternative food movement favors foods deemed ethical and environmentally correct to eat. In a time when open disdain for "unhealthy" eaters and discrimination on the basis of eating habits grow increasingly acceptable, White Bread is a timely and important examination of what we talk about when we talk about food.
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Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Author: Brad Stone

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316219258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 2757

"An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story." -- Laura Bennett, New Republic Amazon.com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, and his book is the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. The Everything Store is the book that the business world can't stop talking about, the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.
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Author: Timothy B. Tyson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476714843

Category: History

Page: 304

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Part detective story, part political history, Timothy Tyson's The Blood of Emmett Till revises the history of the Till case, not only changing the specifics that we thought we knew, but showing how the murder ignited the modern civil rights movement. Tyson uses a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant; the transcript of the murder trial, missing since 1955 and only recovered in 2005; and a recent FBI report on the case.--
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Author: Sayaka Murata

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 080216580X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6480

Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her part, in the convenience store she finds a predictable world mandated by the store manual, which dictates how the workers should act and what they should say, and she copies her coworkers’ style of dress and speech patterns so that she can play the part of a normal person. However, eighteen years later, at age 36, she is still in the same job, has never had a boyfriend, and has only few friends. She feels comfortable in her life, but is aware that she is not living up to society’s expectations and causing her family to worry about her. When a similarly alienated but cynical and bitter young man comes to work in the store, he will upset Keiko’s contented stasis—but will it be for the better? Sayaka Murata brilliantly captures the atmosphere of the familiar convenience store that is so much part of life in Japan. With some laugh-out-loud moments prompted by the disconnect between Keiko’s thoughts and those of the people around her, she provides a sharp look at Japanese society and the pressure to conform, as well as penetrating insights into the female mind. Convenience Store Woman is a fresh, charming portrait of an unforgettable heroine that recalls Banana Yoshimoto, Han Kang, and Amélie.
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How I Sold My Soul to the Store

Author: Freeman Hall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440508763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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From Act I: "I think you left these behind," I said, handing them to her. This happens all the time when women try to return bags they've used. Tampons, lipstick, coins, Tic Tacs, and condoms are the top treasures found. "Greasy" let out a sigh as if I were the problem. "I really don't see what the problem is here. It's none of your business what I keep in my handbag." It is when my commission is at stake! I'm not your Designer Handbag Rental Service! My name is not BagBorrowOrSteal.com! This is a place Freeman Hall, a twenty-year veteran "on the floor," knows well. While delivering side-splitting stories alongside brutally cynical commentary, Freeman recounts his most shocking experiences in Retail Hell. From the time he was attacked by a customer's four-year-old, who grabbed onto his leg like a poodle and wouldn't let go, to the day he found the fitting room walls covered in s**t, Freeman has seen and heard (smelled and felt) it all! Horrifying and hilarious, this behind-the-scenes look at what really goes on at the Big Fancy Stores is rollicking, ready-to-wear wisdom for readers everywhere.
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Author: David Lucero

Publisher: Navigator Pub.

ISBN: 9780985252311

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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Wholesale chaos in the world of Retail... Derrick Payton, assistant manager of a high-end home improvement store, has been waiting nine years for a promotion to full store manager. Now, the job has fallen into his lap. Unfortunately, the store he's been handed is on a downhill skid, and he only has a week to turn it around. Now he has to battle crazy customers, employees who think the time clock is optional, and the dreaded Wicked Witches of the West-a pair of back-stabbing female associates who are determined to see him go down in flames. His wife is pushing him to ask for a raise; his staff is trying to push him out the door; and his customers are about to push him over the edge. Caught in the middle, Derrick can't help but wonder... Who says the customer is always right?
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Author: Thomas S. Stribling

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817302514

Category: Fiction

Page: 571

View: 4990

"Set in the author's native Tennessee Valley region of northern Alabama. The novel's action begins in 1884, when Grover Cleveland became the first Democratic president since the end of the Civil War; and it centers about the emergence of Colonel Miltiades Vaiden as a figure of wealth and power in the city of Florence."--Page 4 of cover.
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Author: Horatio Alger

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736803087

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 1281

Finally Silas Greyson agreed, and Ben promised to be on hand bright and early the next day. It may be stated here that wood was very cheap at Pentonville, so that Ben would not be overpaid. There were some few things about the house which Ben wished to do for his mother before he went to work anywhere, and he thought this a good opportunity to do them. While in the store his time had been so taken up that he was unable to attend to them. He passed a busy day, therefore, and hardly went into the street. Just at nightfall, as he was in the front yard, he was rather surprised to see Tom Davenport open the gate and enter. Horatio Alger, Jr. (January 13, 1832 - July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many juvenile novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age. Alger's name is often invoked incorrectly as though he himself rose from rags to riches, but that arc applied to his characters, not to the author. Essentially, all of Alger's novels share the same theme: a young boy struggles through hard work to escape poverty. Critics, however, are quick to point out that it is not the hard work itself that rescues the boy from his fate, but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty, which brings him into contact with a wealthy elder gentleman, who takes the boy in as a ward. The boy might return a large sum of money that was lost or rescue someone from an overturned carriage, bringing the boy—and his plight—to the attention of some wealthy individual. It has been suggested that this reflects Alger's own patronizing attitude to the boys he tried to help.
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Author: Edwardian Jude

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491794593

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

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In the small coal mining town of Hartsville, Virginia, the God-fearing Hayfields raise their two sons, Jack and Billy, with a stern hand. Jack is a star athlete who is destined to be the first Hayfield to attend college. Billy, who is academically strong, is the best trombonist in four counties. But as they move through high school with dreams of success, the Hayfield boys have no idea their destiny is about to lead them in an entirely new direction. As fate changes their future and leaves the boys to choose between a moral or sinful path. Jack secretly develops a creative plan he hopes will secure the familys future. Now only time will tell if greed will be his downfall.
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Author: William Amato

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516235950

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8135

Simple text and pictures show how math can be used in buying food at the store.
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The Store that Helped Build Chicago

Author: Gayle Soucek

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614230005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 7404

Anyone who has waited in a Christmas line for the Walnut Room's Great Tree can attest that Chicago's loyalty to Marshall Field's is fierce. Dayton-Hudson even had to take out advertising around town to apologize for changing the Field's hallowed green bags. And with good reason--the store and those who ran it shaped the city's streets, subsidized its culture and heralded its progress. The resulting commercial empire dictated wholesale trade terms in Calcutta and sponsored towns in North Carolina, but its essence was always Chicago. So when the Marshall Field name was retired in 2006 after the stores were purchased by Macy's, protest slogans like "Field's is Chicago" and "Field's: as Chicago as it gets" weren't just emotional hype. Many still hope that name will be resurrected like the city it helped support during the Great Fire and the Great Depression. Until then, fans of Marshall Field's can celebrate its history with this warm look back at the beloved institution.
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Author: Robert E. Mitchell

Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780533154593

Category: Fiction

Page: 70

View: 3337

A young, eager-to-please trainee finds that ambition is not enough when he is assigned to work with a tough, experienced manager who has a reputation for being difficult, firing trainees-and for imparting unforgettable life-lessons.
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