Talula’s Barefoot Books Blog

A running commentary on life as an online bookstore owner after 25 years in Early Childhood Education.

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DEC 2007 Limited Time Only! Free Shipping Offer From Barefoot Books!

Posted by Talula on December 10, 2007

Hi to all those folks that have recently been checking out my blog for Barefoot & Bookwise!

Just had to alert everyone about this wonderful December 2007 Shipping Special Offer from Barefoot Books!

My Talula’s Wagon Barefoot Books (children’s books) is offering FREE SHIPPING for any on-line purchase of $70.00 or more; plus we will throw in a FREE COPY of My Daddy Is A Pretzel  (Hardcover Retail Value $16.99) from December 8-14, 2007!

For those folks needing last minute gifts for Uncle Joe’s kids or OMG – the teacher!; we havent’t forgotten you. Check out the section in “Imagine The Perfect Gift” or pick up one of our brand-new Barefoot Books Gift Cards (no shipping costs on those)! 

To find and take advantage of these terrific holiday bargains, click on the Barefoot Books in the links section below or in my signature line.

Happy Holiday Shopping, Talula! 

Talula’s Wagon – Barefoot Books Houston



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Grown-Up’s Bookstore Is A Week Old!

Posted by Talula on December 8, 2007

 Hello Again! I am finally back to discuss the ins and outs of the new bookstore so far. I love the graphics of the template, its got a feel of an old world type corner bookstore circa early 1900’s. The inventory is being stocked rapidly and should be complete in weeks around the end of January/first of February. About 93 % of the Books, Movies and Music catagories are in stock now, and games will be in place by February.  One thing I immediately felt was missing were the item descriptions and 2 days ago, we were assured that descriptions would be available and in place sometime before the end of December. The next thing that bothered me was the blank landing page when you clicked on department headers; but that was explained to be an issue of the customizable format (where we will eventually be able to present our choices for hot buys/ reviews/ or just our own faves).  It is still being formulated for customization.

Several of the initial glitches have already been repaired; like titles text cut-off, Preferred Customer registration issues, Bonus Classic log-in confusion, etc. However, there are still a few that corporate is trying to work out with the distributer and the software folks. All in all, it looks like the corporate offices are keeping in touch and responding to issues as rapidly as possible, which is a very good thing being that it is critical to have bookstores that are competitive to the big boys in every regard.  Why else would Bookwise get into this if they were not planning on “topping” the competition in the first place! But this is all new ground for them, in  a sense. Doing retail in a huge way; that is!

Ok; more on this subject later. I have to let someone else on the computer for a few minutes. AAAhhh, the joys of working from home!!!

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Talula’s BookWise Bookstore is NO LONGER “OPEN FOR BUSINESS!”

Posted by Talula on December 1, 2007

It is official — “Talula’s BookWise Bookstore” is —-“OPEN”  CLOSED-NO LONGER IN BUSINESS!

This venture did not work out for me; I felt it was not in my best interests to continue.

Thank you for your interest.

*You can find more info about “BOOKWISE” by searching on the web.


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