Friday, November 28, 2008

"Black Friday"? How about "Spectacular Sunday"?

Target and K-Mart opened today at 6:00 AM. Walmart and Sears went them one hour better and opened at 5:00. And the earliest birds looking for the fattest worms had the opportunity to start shopping at Kohl's and JC Penny at 4:00 this morning (or was that last night?).

Accent on Books? We opened at our normal time of 9:30. Almost made us feel like a bunch of sluggards.

We'll admit that our store is not the place to find "doorbusters" on the day after Thanksgiving (which now seems to be known as "Black Friday"). But, as our longtime customers know, if you're willing to wait about ten days, you'll find a sale here -- indeed, An Event -- which puts all of today's offers to shame; and it takes place at a civilized hour . It's our annual Open House/Birthday Party on the first Sunday in December, when we offer the following:

-- 15% OFF EVERY BOOK IN STOCK -- and that's good for as many items as you wish to purchase; no "limits per customer," and no coupon needed.
-- Live music.
-- Refreshments.

As one of our customers said this morning, it's more than just a sale -- it's an annual Asheville Christmas tradition. (Maybe we should try to get it listed in the "Light Up Your Holidays" brochure next year.) So, if you haven't already, mark your calendar:

**Sunday, December 7, 1:00-5:00 PM: Accent on Books' Annual Open House & Sale**

It'll be spectacular.

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