Premier Independent Bookseller/Coffeehouse in Sauk Valley
COVID-19 fight update:
We are open for indoor sitting and sipping (and shopping, of course) with increased capacity allowance!
Congratulations and thanks to all of you who are fully vaccinated. This has made a big difference in the fight.
HOWEVER, the State of Illinois has been experiencing a surge in positive cases and hospital utilization. As of 30 August 2021, all patrons, whether fully vaccinated or not, and including children older than age 2 must cover nose and mouth when not seated and eating or drinking.
(If you must shout at your adjoining table, put your mask on!)
Please do not be offended when we ask you to have a mask. We will respect your decision to leave the premises if you do not want to "mask up" to help all of us stay safe and stay open.
Usually Ships Out to You in 3-7 Business Days This book is nonreturnable. Once we accept this order, it cannot be cancelled and your payment will not be refunded.
Want to go from receptionist to CEO? You need to excel at your current tasks before you begin to climb the corporate ladder. The New Receptionist addresses every area where a receptionist, secretary or assistant should excel, for example, mastering travel and time zones, IT and security, knowledge of privacy laws and what they mean in the work environment as well as daily duties such as good communication skills. THE NEW RECEPTIONIST therefore offers essential skills for the new or career-driven receptionist or assistant, receptionists who are entering the business world from other industries, receptionists who would like to improve their skills, or staff who are stepping into the role of receptionist as part of a skills development program. The New Receptionist focuses on a specific range of topics selected to ensure that every receptionist or assistant has the tools they need to succeed at the reception desk from the very first day, and to make an impression beyond. With The New Receptionist on your desk, your training has already begun. The book covers basic to advanced skills, including data protection laws, business terms, business correspondence, computer skills, the company structure, daily duties, and more. Receptionists are introduced to and guided through their daily duties in a practical manner, with additional notes and definitions of terms for a comfortable learning experience.
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For those of you not interested in ordering from that largest river in South America that rivals the Mississippi and the Nile, but BoF is out of stock at the warehouse, try our new affiliate, Bookshop, started by a Columbia University MFA who just wants to help the Indies out a bit while being able to put a meal on the table for himself and others.
We Now Are Affiliated with Hummingbird, a Great eBook Resource!
You can still buy titles in other formats (hardcover, paperback, audio CDs) with a Books on First gift card as well as buy a Books on First giftcard which we will send especially to that lucky recipient (free postage!).
More than a card.
More value than many other store-bought surprises (except a book!)
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From Tim Benedict's Orion Artisinal Honey & Garlic Farm
HONEY from Tim's BEES flying around FRANKLIN GROVE, IL
Two types of honey now available in beautiful 12-oz jars:
Prairie Wildflowers -- unadulterally whatever the bees are inclined to like and Echinaea -- from Tim's special stash
It's been said that local honey is great for warding off bad germs and aiding in the relief of sinus/breathing difficulties. Regardless, it tastes great!
And What a Great Gift Idea!
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Based on the Book ...
We are always delighted when someone sees a movie in the book, because now, millions of more people know about the book! It might have been a great film or it might have been a total dud.
But, read the book yourself to see just how good or different the original is!