We are currently using Bookstore Manager as well. Our accounting and administrative staff are hoping to move away from it, and from an IT perspective I’m terrified of the back-end which is using outdated programming languages and methods.
The manager of our bookstore, however, is fairly in love with the features and capabilities of the software, so we’ve had a hard time finding an alternative.
If you do find an alternative, I believe you can subscribe to the database that contains all of the Christian books that you can normally look up from within the POS, then just run that on a PC laptop that your staff can pass around when questions arise about books you don’t have in stock.
We’ve looked at several systems (Lightspeed, Revel, Lavu, NCC, and now Bindo) but haven’t settled on anything yet (we looked at Lavu only because we’re looking at them for our cafe, but they really don’t seem to be geared for the type of bookstore we have).
I’ll be following this and sharing what we find as we dig deeper, I’d love to get rid of this system if there’s a better one, but I want to make sure our bookstore is still able to function as well or better with the new system.