2016: The Calendar

The week between Christmas and the new year is a great time to think about the past year in the bookstore and contemplate new goals and ideas for the coming year. I know it’s when I get my best planning accomplished, because I do better when I can see the entire year and divide it into large chunks of time.

Planning an entire year is an area that can quickly become daunting, though, so we’re going to adapt the “300 Seconds” method for this, too.

Here’s a plain-and-simple 2016 calendar. Nothing extra has been added, and there’s plenty of space for writing. With a pen or pencil. Which means that, even though it’s digital now, I saved it as a PDF for printing. Don’t get me wrong; I love my digital calendar. But when it comes to planning, I like to do it the old-fashioned way: pen and paper.

And multiple calendars for multiple subjects!

So today, take 5 minutes and download the PDF. (When you click on the link above, you should be able to click on the disc icon, or right click and select ‘save as’.) Save it on your desktop or anywhere you’ll be able to find it and print as many copies as you need. After you’re finished, don’t delete it. Keep it there. Keep it there for that time in April when you’ll decide to do a poetry reading series and you need a planning calendar. Or for July when you decide to launch an Instagram contest and you want to plan out your social media posts. Or for November when you want to process holiday vacation requests.

Or delete it. You can always go to booksandwhatnot.com and search for “2016 Calendar.”


Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay