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Culture and Creativity

Why Our Books Are Open to Everyone

Money can be an uncomfortable thing to talk about. It's ingrained in many of us to not talk about money and keep the numbers – what we make, what we spend, etc. – close to the vest. This can be particularly true in business. Most businesses don't want to broadcast their earnings or expenditures with employees or with anyone else. But at GL group, we have the exact opposite approach. We practice open book management, and we mean exactly what we say – the books are literally ...

Our Employees Drive Our Success

When I look at my roles and responsibilities as CEO of GL group, I don't only think in terms of the 220 people directly employed here. The number I think of is closer to 850- our employees and all of their families. When we make a decision, we think about how it will affect the company. I want to make sure that no one at GL group has to go home and tell their family they're out of a job because of a decision I made. We want our employees to feel secure, happy, and fulfilled in their roles at GL ...

Employee Spotlights – Featuring Nick Dreyer

Here at GL group, we have the opportunity to work with fabulous individuals doing great things at the company and in their personal lives. Our unique company culture has allowed us to become a close-knit community that values all employees' ideas, hard work, and individual passions. We have a culture of empowerment and we encourage employees through our WOW Benefits! to achieve new degrees, become leaders, and grow professionally. We also take great care to support our employees and their famil...

Welcome to the GL group blog!

We're excited to launch our blog and look forward to sharing more information about our business and the things that are important to us! GL group is a family-owned company, in business in St. Louis since 1974. Sandy Jaffe, our founder, purchased a struggling book wholesaler and immediately started growing the business. In the years since, GL group has grown into the parent company for Booksource, Turtleback Books, Peaceable Kingdom, and Jaffe Book Solutions. At GL group, we pride oursel...

Meet Our Blogging Team

As we launch the new GL group blog, we're excited to share information with you about GL group and our unique company culture. Here you'll find lots of information about GL group and what makes us different. We have a line up of resident experts who are ready to share their experiences both as GL group employees and as successful businessmen and businesswomen. They'll be sharing information with you about employee benefits, the ways GL group culture and business practices are different from ...

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