In 2002 we started logonbooks.com. The domain name was a bit of an accident, we thought we put loganbooks.com in one of our three requested names. But a little typo changed it and we were shock that no one else had logonbooks, so we snapped it up. We've been though ups and downs learning how to run a on-line store. The worst of which was losing our entire data base of books, thank god for backups and very understanding computer technicians. But you learn from your mistakes (and successes) and we are still learning.
Logan Lake Video has been the anchor to everything we have done in Logan Lake since July 1996. We've gone through 2 downsizes in that time to, well, survive. We still have some books in store but most are now moved off-site and only really searchable on here. The video rental side is the life blood of our store, and is also why we have so many previously viewed movies for sale on site. Over the last couple of years we've added ice-cream, fudge and gourmet popcorn to our shops. Part of being in business is evolving.
In October 2007 we opened a sister store in Merritt, Merritt Movie Experts, like most "little" sisters it is bigger then the older store. They have an even bigger selection of previously viewed movies but you have to go in store to check them out. The also were the starting place of The Sweet Spot in Merritt Movie Experts, which started at ice-cream and evolved in to the fudge and popcorn. A few years back we moved in Merritt to our current location which is a little easier to find.
Covid has changed the world, and we are not sure what the future will bring. Moving, downsizing, expanding who knows. We've enjoyed bring fun into peoples lives and hope we can continue to do so for many years to come.
Like you can't google us but we are more than just a spot on the map. Logan Lake is at the cross roads between Kamloops, Merritt, Ashcroft and Savona (Tunkwa Lake). We are both out of the way and in the center of things. Lovely small town located in the heart of some of the finest fishing and cross country skiing in an area justly famed for these things. Established in 1970, Logan Lake is a lot younger that the towns around us, so we lack the 100 year history that they have, but we're working on it. If you're on a tour, buying trip, or even a real holiday, drop in and see us.
In a on-line world with millions of choices, you have a lot of power in your shopping. Maybe you just look for the lowest price but maybe you want more out of that power.
We're running a small business in a small town, which in itself is a challenge. I am told at least once a week we are in a business that is dying because so many bookstores and video stores have closed. I know people still love movies and books, on-line is one way we can reach those people, so we can keep our store alive. We work the golden rule into our business by treating customers, the way we would like to be treated, with politeness and respect. We believe and do reuse and recycle where ever we can, we mainly rent and sell used items to start with. So your purchase might not get shipped in a new envelope, but we wrap it up so it will survive Canada Post. We're not perfect, we make mistakes but we take responsibility and do what we can to fix. These things shouldn't be rare in business but by the response I get from some of my customers, not everyone does this. Old fashion values always seem to be in demand even in the "new" online world.