Thanks to everyone who checked in with us over the last few weeks – we survived the move although we temporarily lost connection to our Blog.  We got the server situation figured out and now I can update you on the move status.  We’re 95% unpacked and the place looks fantastic! We’re all so excited about the SPACE and the growth potential! We’ve had customers come in to look around and shop and everyone’s been blown away by the new place.  We couldn’t be happier!  I’ll get some photos up soon.  Hope that you will be able to come by and check out our newRead More →

Lots of progress has been made in the last few days – the carpet was installed on 1/4 and we moved our front room and offices on Saturday, 1/5.  Our hard-working crew moved the last of the shelving units from our old space on Saturday and on Monday we started the fun process of unpacking.  A few sections are almost all unpacked as of today – Early Chapter, Picture Books, and Leveled Readers – and they look fantastic! Tomorrow we should get many of the pallets moved into the open spaces so we can have access to unpack Chapter Books and Non-fiction. It’s amazing howRead More →

The crew knocked themselves out in the days leading up to the New Year’s holiday.  The main room in our old space was cleared out, with all the shelving, books and overstock moved into the new warehouse and many of the cases were stocked with boxes.  Everyone enjoyed a few days off to rest and recover (and welcome in 2008!) and we’re at it again today building pallets of books from our non-fiction/hardback fiction room to move as soon as the space is ready for us.  Tomorrow will including moving the offices and the front room.  It’s been a busy week again and there’s stillRead More →

Today was a busy day – our crew moved pallet after pallet of books over to our new space, and by just after lunch we started moving the first shelves. By the end of the day, the entire west wall of the new space had picture book shelves in place with boxes on the shelves. It’s an impressive run and will look great once all the books are unpacked. Painting also occured in the offices today, and tomorrow the new carpet is scheduled to be installed. By the end of the day Saturday we plan to have our main room cleared of shelves and atRead More →

At long last, we’ve started the moving process! Our current space, where we’ve been for the last 4 years, has been too small for some time. We found a bigger space (almost double!) next door and have secured a 5 year lease.  We started boxing a few weeks ago, but had to wait until school was out to really get everything boxed up.  This weekend has been hectic with a crew of great guys working hard to box up all our books (400,000 is a big amount of books!) and get the first pallets built. Next week we start moving shelving units and pallets intoRead More →

Phoenix Book Company was excited to be able to premier Chris Gall’s newest book, There’s Nothing to Do on Mars, at the AzLA conference in November 2007.  We received 50 books in advance of the February 1, 2008 release date to support Chris’ program at the conference.  50 lucky AzLA attendees were able to get this book, signed by the author/illustrator, before anyone else in the US! Thanks to Chris and his publisher, Little, Brown for making this possible. Posted by CoriRead More →

A bit overdue, but online nonetheless! Phoenix Book Company had a great time at the annual AzLA conference November 14 & 15 at the Mesa Convention Center.  Our booth was stocked with tons of YA hardback fiction, cute & cuddly Folkmanis puppets, and all of the kids’ author books.  It was fun to see many of our regular customers and to chat with plenty of other folks who just discovered us at the show.  We love taking our great books out to events to meet new people, participate in conversations about books & reading, and deepen our relationships with our customers. We were busy from openingRead More →

Phoenix Book Company will be using this Blog to:  Provide a forum for our contributors (librarians, teachers & students) to post book reviews; Share ideas on using books in the classroom & library; Exchange suggestions and best practices for getting students excited about reading; Communicate the latest and greatest information about children’s & young adult literature; and Share what’s going on at Phoenix Book Company, the largest collection of new, discounted children’s and young adult books in the Southwest.  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.  If you’d like to be a contributor to the Blog and post your own reviews, curriculum ideas, Read More →