Haas Library is under new management. The previous owner, Martina Schwartz, passed the company on to Madeleine Schlack-Schäffer. The two provide background information in an interview with our editorial team.
st. Georgen – Online commerce and cheap rebates influence retail. Martina Schwartz and Madeline Schlack Schaefer have noticed this in recent years. Madeleine Schlack Schafer (44) has actually been running a bookstore in Triberg for 15 years and this bookstore It was abandoned due to low demand. Then I found out that Martina Schwartz was looking for a successor and wanted to take this opportunity.
St. Jorgen is “definitely a different place,” she notes, referring to the urban character of the mountain town. Some regular customers from the Triberg area remain loyal to her and now come to St. Petersburg. “Friendliness, service and good advice” is what puts you in the balance. Online trading cannot offer it in this form.
The Haas Library has a long tradition
The Haas Library has a long tradition in St. George’s. Martina Schwarz’s parents took over the company in 1966. She then ran the bookstore herself for 17 years. Although she still has a mainstay second and has worked at the Youth Music School for several years. Martina Schwarz, 51, explains that the double burden of being a bookseller and music teacher for children’s and youth choirs became too much for her, which is why she decided to sell the bookstore. I also noticed that buying behavior changed over the years. Book trade refused. The collection of stationery in the store is also important to make ends meet.
Madlen Schlak-Schäfer would like to continue customer service and PR work, which Martina Schwarz has also done, be it in the form of book tables in kindergartens and schools. Or in collaboration with the City Library, for example in frequent author readings or literary meetings.