Saturday, January 5, 2008


Interested in how Starbucks went from one store to the world's most ubiquitous coffee shop?

Take a look at these recently received books in the library about the phenomenon:

  1. Grande expectations : a year in the life of Starbucks' stock / Karen Blumenthal. 332.63 B658g. USA Today review.
  2. Pour your heart into it : how Starbucks built a company one cup at a time / Howard Schultz and Dori Jones Yang. 647.4573092 S387p
  3. Starbucked : a double tall tale of caffeine, commerce, and culture / Taylor Clark. 338 C595s. NYTimes review by P.J. O'Rourke
  4. Starbucks experience : 5 principles for turning ordinary into extraordinary / Joseph Michelli. 658 M623s

Still curious? Check out the Starbucksgossip blog, which claims to have no connection to the company and chronicles the trials & tribulations of being a barista in the chain.

And on the lighter side: 171 Startbucks is the account of a filmmaker who visited all 171 Starbucks coffee shops in Manhattan in one day and made a purchase in each one. According to the website, that is one store for every 7 minutes for 24 hours.

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