Who moves from online to Main Street? Rock Toews of Back Creek Books, that’s who! (E-70)

Rock Toews had a very successful online bookselling operation in Eastport for years. And then, in the midst of a recession, he thought it’d be a great idea to open a retail store!  So he did!  And has never looked back. We thought this seemed a little backward, so we talked about it.

We talked about the move from online to storefront. Some of the things that Annapolis does really well for local businesses. Some things that need work. We talked about the need for businesses coming together to operate more like a mall (yes a mall), and why events like the Santa Speedo Run are absolutely horrible for retail (and he makes a great point).

But if you need a book, check out the inventory at Back Creek Books at 194 Main Street. It’s heavy on history, local interest, and Lincoln. Well worth the browse!

LINKS:

NOTE: We are now on Spotify!  Check it out!

And hey, check out the Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief!  Ten minutes every day at noon (soon to be 7am) will bring you up to speed on all the LOCAL issues, sports, weather, events and opinions in Annapolis and  Anne Arundel County.  Here’s your link… http://bit.ly/EOA-DNB

The Maryland Crabs Podcast is usually recorded at The Commons overlooking beautiful West Street in Annapolis. The Commons is the City’s first co-working space and it is an incredibly cool one…purely because we are there! Not really, but do check it out!

Hey, before you zone out—do us a favor. Head over to Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), Google Play or wherever you listen to us and leave us a rating and if you have time a comment. Not only does it elevate (or shatter) our egos, it really helps with getting the word out about this podcast. Thanks!

If you are just joining us…. every week, our full episodes drop at noon on Thursdays. We have smaller Crabcake episodes that will drop whenever we damn well please!  Make sure you check out some (or all) of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out!

NOW ON YOUTUBE!! 

Better yet, go to wherever you find your podcasts like iTunes or Google Play or iHeartRADIO or Stitcher or tunein or even your Amazon Echo and subscribe and rate! You’ll get new episodes automatically delivered to your device every time there is a new one!

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!

HELPFUL LINKS

If you want to find us, click on the links below:

Personally, on Twitter, find Tim at @timhamilton47 and John at @eyeonannapolis

SaveSave

SaveSave

Leave a Reply