Last Shop Standing: Whatever Happened To Record Shops?: Graham Jones
Rose Strickland is having a blue Christmas. Her friend is arrested for attempted murder, her sexy bad guy crush is marked by a hit man, and her boss is locked in an epic smackdown with a rival diner. Determined to save those she loves, Rose embarks on an investigation more tangled than a box of last year´s tree lights. With her eclectic gang at the ready, Rose stumbles across dead bodies, ex-cons, chop shops, jealous girlfriends, jilted lovers, and a gaggle of strippers in a battle for freedom she might not survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luci Christian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013990/bk_adbl_013990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why a book about gas station business? Well, gas stations are in every street corner, they are a dime a dozen, but why are there so many of them? Since the economic meltdown of 2008, we not only witnessed the collapse of the housing market, but also the wave of small businesses that closed their doors forever. Look at your city, and I am sure you will find empty homes alongside many local businesses such as restaurants, gift shops, clothing stores, etc., standing there with empty windows and a ´´For Sale´´ sign in the front. Now, look again. How many gas stations or convenience stores closed during the same period? Probably none. Instead, you may have noticed there are new stations constantly being built. Why is that? The answer is simple: it is a recession proof business. Whether you have a job or not, have a house or ¬ you still need gasoline for your car, milk for the kids, or need to make a quick run for cigarettes, beer, soft drinks. Your corner gas station is filled with all our daily life necessities. Now that we established a gas station is a good and recession-proof business to get into, the question is how do we get into one on a limited budget, and once we do get into it, how can we stand out in this crowded market and be unique? Here in this book, I bring you all the answers, along with all the best information possible to help you start, run, and grow a successful gas station/convenience store business. As a 20-plus-year veteran of gas station business, I am always trying new and innovative methods to increase sales and profitability. In this book, I´ve outlined and explained in depth the following: How to choose the right business location Should you buy or lease a gas station business How to effectively do due diligence on any business How to get bank financing How to close a deal What and how to s... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randal Schaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057223/bk_acx0_057223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s summer in New York, and the city is boiling. Unable to stand the heat, Dan Fortune’s girlfriend, Marty, asks him to pawn her diamond ring in order to buy them a few weeks by the seashore. Fortune does as told, but picks up some business while at the pawnshop. There he meets Claude Marais, brother of the pawnbroker and veteran of the humiliating French defeats in Vietnam and Algiers. Fearing that someone is trying to kill her husband, Claude’s wife hires Fortune to guard him against a mysterious German with a years-old wartime grudge. Because money is tight, Fortune violates his own policy of avoiding suspicious cases, and agrees to spend a night standing guard outside Claude’s hotel room. In the morning Claude is fine, but the pawnbroker hangs from a rope in his shop’s back room. To avenge the pawnbroker, Fortune’s vacation will have to be postponed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bowlby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000827/bk_high_000827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James and Karla Murrays classic tome from their ongoing Store Front series is now available for the first time in its covetable mini format.The Murrays have been capturing impeccable photographs from the streets of New York City since the 1990s. With Store Front II theyve continued their documentation of an important cross-section of New Yorks Mom and Pop economy. The Murrays penetrating photographs are only half the story though. Their copious background texts, gleaned largely from interviews with the stores owners and employees, bring wonderful color and nuance to the importance of these unique one-off establishments. The Murrays have rendered the out of the way bodegas, candy shops and record stores just as faithfully as the historically important institutions and well known restaurants, bars and cafes. From the StonewallInn to the Brownsville Bike Shop and The Pink Pussycat to Smith and Wolensky, the Murrays reveal how New Yorks long-standing businesses stand in sharp contrast to the citys rapidly evolving corporate facade.The authors landmark 2008 book, Store Front, was recently cited in Bookforums 20th Anniversary issue as having demonstrated the paradoxical power of digital photo editing to alter actual views in order for us to see more clearly what is really there. James and Karla Murray live in New York City and were awarded the New York Society Librarys prestigious New York City book award in 2012 for their last book, New York Nights.
The Roaring Twenties was a golden age of economic prosperity and liberal social change. Innovations in numerous industries revived a sluggish post-World War I economy, and mass production methods allowed for the standardized, rapid production of various goods, the most notable of which was the automobile. The roar of thousands of newly manufactured vehicles filled the city streets, and the ripple effect of the industry spawned a myriad of ancillary industries, such as car dealerships and mechanic shops. Innovations in the entertainment industry heralded the Golden Age of Radio and resulted in the replacement of vaudeville with cinema as ´´talkies´´ replaced silent films and movies came alive with color. The most iconic image of the era was the flapper - a thoroughly modern, young woman, unafraid to flout the social norms of her parents´ generation and break with long-standing traditions. She typified the sexually expressive, modern, young, and fun woman who had gained the right to vote and who was ready to take her rightful place in both the workforce and in the speakeasies that cropped up in the wake of Prohibition. You will learn about.... The booming economy of the 1920s Babe Ruth, jazz, Art Deco, and the flapper Women´s rights, civil rights, and gay rights Politics and all that jazz The Wall Street Crash of 1929 And much more! Along with the social changes for women, African-American cultural and artistic expressions ruled the day as jazz music emanated from the speakeasies and the radio. African-American literature rose to prominence, and all-black casts were featured in the popular theatrical productions. It was an era of progressive change fueled by a sustained economic prosperity that seemed to have no end. It did come to an abrupt end, though, with the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The music stopped, the flapper faded, and the roar of pros... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Tivenan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103641/bk_acx0_103641_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Up until a few years ago, St. Kitts and Nevis were the type of islands that tourists delighted in discovering. Seemingly untouched by modern times, they seemed like the old Caribbean; small, intimate hotels, pristine beaches, uncluttered roads, with acres of cane fields and rainforests dominating the landscape. But now two large chain hotels - the Marriott in St. Kitts and the Four Seasons in Nevis - have broadened the options. Along with the resorts have come three golf courses, a new cruise ship port area with duty-free shops and a marine park. But you still find hints of the old laid-back islands here, especially in the delightful plantation inns on both islands. These small hotels, built around historical buildings and sugar mills, still have a colonial charm. They are furnished with Caribbean antiques and emphasize the old-fashioned standards of warm, personalized service. So it is possible to sample both the charm of the old world and the activities of the new. This is a uniquely valuable guide to these islands, excerpted from our complete guide to the Leeward Islands, with complete details on where to stay, where to eat and what to do while you are there. If you stay on St. Kitts, be sure to allow at least one day to visit Nevis, which is just a short ferry ride or a 10-minute flight away. The main port city there, Charlestown, is a study in historic preservation. Many of the skirt-and-blouse structures, where the first level is stone and the second is wood siding, are still standing and are now being used for offices and stores. The stately old churches such as St. John´s Anglican and the historic Cottle Church reinforce the sense of history. In addition, the Nevis Botanical Gardens offer a beautiful respite from the world, where you can learn about the unique plants of the Caribbean and enjoy the beauty of carefully designed gardens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Austin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022513/bk_acx0_022513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.