Blue Willow Bookshop is a #FullService #BookStore

In addition to receiving suggestions for your next read, you can also gain valuable vacuum advice at Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, TX. Tuesday morning, the bookstore posted this photo on their Facebook page along with this description: “You can turn to us for your vacuum-bag questions! #FullService #BookStore

A few comments down, they added:

Just to clarify–this is a customer’s vacuum cleaner. The Oreck shop across the street is gone as the entire strip center was demolished. She needed help making sure that the new bag was installed properly. We also have an Oreck so we got hers out of the trunk and fixed it for her. Just another day here at the bookstore.

Even though the only books in the photo are in the background, I love this post for its PR potential.

  1. It illustrates a sense of humor, which proves that you’re human.
  2. It shows the type of service one can get at a local, independent bookstore.
  3. It demonstrates that the store owner is personal and knows a thing or two beyond great books.

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