Anthology is the best-selling bookstore inventory control software on the market today. Find out why more than 1000 booksellers worldwide have selected Anthology to run their business.
Anthology is a full-featured point of sale/inventory management system that is loaded with power and features you won’t find anywhere else. At the same time it's easy enough for the most computer-phobic part-time clerk to use.
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Anthology was founded more than a decade ago when Asian Books, a seller of fine and scholarly books on Asia and the Islamic world, became the first Harvard Square bookstore to computerize its operations. In 1989, Anthology Inc. was organized to provide booksellers with a powerful, easy-to-use, and inexpensive bookstore management system. Founder Pei-shan VanZoeren, a software designer and bookseller with over 20 years of experience, introduced Anthology at the 1990 American Booksellers Association convention to an enthusiastic bookseller community.
Since that time, Anthology has grown and developed into the preeminent inventory control system in the bookselling world. Retailers like toy and gift sellers have also discovered the functionality and intuitive nature of Anthology and recognize its versatility in meeting the inventory control needs of their stores.
Headquartered in the scenic resort town of Traverse City, Anthology is a mature, growing team of bookselling and computer professionals whose vision is to empower booksellers by creating powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable inventory control solutions.
733 E Eighth St
Traverse City , MI
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Do you have more than one store? Interested in centralized management that will allow you to monitor and control branches from a single central office? Anthology Multi-store lets you view every aspect of store activity, as well as to create multi-store POs, transfer merchandise, and standardize data entry.
Installed in over 1000 bookstores in the U.S. and worldwide, Anthology Classic is used to sell millions of dollars worth of merchandise every day. Sold with a traditional perpetual license, Anthology Classic can run either as a single-user system or over a LAN (local area network).
For independent booksellers, it’s all about creating communities of readers and loyal customers. Savvy retailers understand that a good website can have a dramatic affect on store traffic as well as create revenue from online sales. Anthology WebStore is a robust e-commerce solution that provides the tools you need to build a community. With its automatic updates of stocking information, downloaded orders, freely editable content, and blogging, staff picks, and other tools, AWS2 lets you create and maintain the site you need.