Advanced Search Techniques
Searching for a single term is easy. Just enter the word you want, and click the search button. Voila! All entries in The Bookstore that contain that word are listed for you.
If you specify multiple search terms, they are ANDed together. That is, a search for "video camera" will show only those entries that have both "video" and "camera" in them (but not necessarily next to each other).
For your convenience, searching is performed using the Porter stemming algorithm. (This means that a search for "book", for example, will find not only the entries that contain the word "book", but also all the entries that contain similar words like "books", "booking", and "booked". However, it will not find entries with the word "bookstore"; for that, you need to use the OR operation.)
The special term "OR" indicates that terms are to be ORed instead of ANDed. For example, if you wish to find entries that have either "video" or "camera" in them, enter "video OR camera" as your search terms.
Search terms are case-independent. That is, "abc", "Abc", "abC", and "ABC" are treated equally. (However, the special term "OR", if used, must be capitalized.)
To avoid overloading the search engine, search terms must be at least 3 characters in length. Consequently, searching for "is" will yield no results, even though there are probably plenty of "is"s to be found.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does The Barber Shop Bookstore sell?
The Barber Shop Bookstore does one thing only — it gives you convenient access to the best resources for public and professional speakers.
However, technically The Bookstore doesn't sell anything at all. Whatever you purchase, you purchase directly from the person or company selling it — The Bookstore merely puts you in contact with them, and the seller does the rest. This saves you time (there's no middleman to deal with) and money (neither you nor the seller pay a commission).
Where's the shopping cart?
Since The Barber Shop Bookstore doesn't sell anything (see previous question), there's no need for a shopping cart. However, since you may easily have an interest in more than one resource at a time, we provide you with a "this is a keeper" capability, so you can easily mark and come back to any particular resource you especially like.
Your "keeper" designation is for you alone — no one else sees which resources you mark. And there's no cost, no registration, and no log-in required! (Although your "keeper" tags are retained so that you can refer back to them, they are automatically cleared after a few days for your convenience.)
The Barber Shop Bookstore
The Barber Shop Bookstore is the oldest (established 1998 — see how it looked 20 years ago!) online "bookstore" created specifically to meet the needs of speakers, trainers, and other people for whom communications skills are important.
Like Amazon, The Barber Shop Bookstore initially limited itself to selling paper-based books over the Internet. Also like Amazon, it has since expanded to offer a wealth of resources, including physical products, digital resources, and a wide variety of services.
But one thing about The Barber Shop Bookstore hasn't changed — it still focuses on providing the best in products and services for both public and professional speakers alike!