Another genealogy book store is about to close. In fact, there aren't
many walk-in book stores left. However, in this case there is some good
news: the store will remain in business as an Internet and mail order
operation. In fact, the owner expects to expand.
I recently talked with CEO Craig R. Scott. He confirmed that he is closing the walk-in “brick and mortar bookstore” to the public effective October 1. However, he emphasized that the closure will allow him and the employees to focus on the growing mail order and Internet business. He said that two different management studies recommended the change last year and it just took him a while for him to stop fighting the recommendations.
Heritage Books, Inc. (also known as Willow Bend Books) will remain as one of the largest sellers of genealogy books and related materials at http://www.HeritageBooks.com and at http://www.WillowBendBooks.com. The company also plans to sell through catalogs; by mail, by phone (800 876-6103) and at seminars.