Long Live Glosser's

  • by Robert Jeschonek
  • Narrated by Bill Lord
  • 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Glosser Bros. Department Store in Johnstown, Pennsylvania has reopened, just for you, in the narration of this one-of-a-kind nonfiction audiobook. For the first time, the whole true story of Glosser's has been told, on the 25th anniversary of the fabled department store's closing. Step through the famous doors on the corner of Franklin and Locust Streets, grab a brown-and-white-striped shopping bag, and smell the roasting peanuts and cashews. You're about to embark on a journey from the humble beginnings of Glosser Bros. to its glory days as a multimillion-dollar corporation and the thrilling battle to save it on the eve of its grand finale.
Listen to the stories of the executives, employees, and loyal shoppers who made Glosser Bros. a legend and kept it alive in the hearts and minds of Glosser Nation. Travel back in time to the places and people that made Glosser's great. Experience the things you loved best about the classic department store, from the roasted nuts to the Shaffer twins to the Halloween windows and amazing sales. Discover secrets and surprises that have never been revealed to the general public until now. Relive the story of a lifetime in a magical tour straight out of your memories and dreams: a grand reopening of a store that never really closed in the hearts of those who loved it.

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A Great Piece of Americana

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I loved this book. It's a great story of a wonderful family and a piece of American immigrant history. If you, like me, come from a family of immigrants, you'll appreciate the back story, even if your family came from a different place.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Every character in the book was genuine. I really didn't have a favorite. I think I'd love them all if I met them in person.


What does Bill Lord bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Bill Lord brought the Glosser family right into my living room, sat down with them, and told me their story. I could almost smell the roasting cashews and peanuts! I wish Glosser's Department Store was in MY town growing up.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The very last chapter of the book, the last customer, was beautiful. The author's ability to paint a picture with words, and the narrator's treatment of the passage was poignant and engaging.


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- J. Gooden

Long Live Glossers

Any additional comments?

I absolutely LOVED this book!Being a fan of Johnstown i thought I'd just be gaining a bit of history if I listened to it.I felt like I got to know the folks mentioned in the book.Very interesting and well written.Bill Lord did a fine job with the narration.I was gifted this book for a fair review.

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- Deedra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-23-2015
  • Publisher: Pie Press Publishing