Friday, August 12, 2016

Crestview Hills Waldenbooks Ad

Found this ad the other day from 1980. I had put in for a position there but didn't get it. In 1982, though, I was hired for the downtown location and, in 1983, promoted to this one! Stayed until 1987, then returned in 1995 where I stayed until 2000. During that stint, I ran across my original 1980 application as I was cleaning out ancient files! With all the time I spent there, I have always considered it MY store.


Rip Jagger said...

I visted that Waldenbooks many times. I specifically remember getting some of the earliest Essentials volumes there, for Spidey and the X-Men in particular. Finding any comics content in a store back then was relatively rare, hardly the situation these days with large sections dedicated to comics material.

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Steven Thompson said...

Waldenbooks was the first bookstore chain to carry any kind of graphic novel content. It started with the Donning/Starblaze graphic novels in the mid-80s--Elfquest, Myth-Adventures, etc. Then some of the independent graphic novels like PINK FLAMINGOS and things like Eisner's CONTRACT WITH GOD. They made an early but half-hearted commitment to manga, too, but later jumped back in when B&N had more success with it.

At my particular store, during periods when Managers had leeway with ordering in product, I would always order in as much comics stuff as I could...if only so I could read it and/or buy it myself!