20 November 2005

Things People Do in a Bookstore besides Buying Poetry

  1. They leave clotted, used tissues anywhere and everywhere.
  2. They tell you they're looking for a specific book.
  3. They ask you if you have a bathroom.
  4. They ask for directions.
  5. They try to flirt with you, but you're online trying to read Ron Silliman's blog.
  6. They ask you for Ron Silliman books.
  7. They want to know if you can check on the computer to see whether you have a specific book.
  8. They ask whether novels are arranged by author or title.
  9. They leave clotted, used tissues anywhere and everywhere.
  10. They ask for change.



At 21 November, 2005 14:10, Blogger The Man Who Couldn't Blog said...

They also ask for nonfiction. "Where's nonfiction?"

Pretty much everywhere.

And they ask if they can use the photocopier.

And they ask you to find a book so they can order it from Amazon.

At 21 November, 2005 18:24, Blogger Ron said...

I sure as hell hope you're stocking my books!

At 21 November, 2005 19:41, Blogger CLAY BANES said...

ME: What kind of book is it?

THEM: It's nonfiction.


Of course we have Ron books. Ron is between Cedar Sigo and Anna Swir.

At 21 November, 2005 22:26, Blogger The Man Who Couldn't Blog said...

Where are your nonfiction novels?

Swear to G-d. I've heard it!

Oh, bookseller. What can we do?

I got Mr. Cogito and Oblivion Ha-Ha from the library. Thanks.

At 01 October, 2013 09:21, Blogger Robert Greenhill said...

"How can you sell a book that originally cost $1 for $5?".


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