From the customer’s point of view, a book subscription from Glenogle & Bell couldn’t be simpler. Choose a package and the length of time for which you wish it to run, answer a few questions about the reader and then leave the rest to us. Each month a beautifully wrapped, carefully selected book will arrive at the reader’s door.
Behind the scenes it’s a little more complex. Each month, just as we did when we owned The Edinburgh Bookshop, we look at publishers’ catalogues and talk to their sales teams about new titles, go to book fairs, conferences and festivals and read dozens of proof copies of forthcoming titles so that each month we can produce a shortlist of titles for each of our packages.
Then, based on the information you’ve given us we allocate a title to each reader and the books are packed and sent out. With the first book we enclose a postcard asking for feedback in case there’s anything else the reader would like us to know about their tastes. Our sole aim is match each reader with the right book – the love of doing that is why we’ve been booksellers for so long.