How to influence a republic or bring your fucking pre-loved books.

Being delusional grandiose fucks has its benefits, we dubbed our selves a book republic while starting the store. Why? Well in the true spirit of the word republic we would find an ideal place where individuals matter. If you are wondering how the last seven years the republic has been influenced, read a little further.

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Bring your fucking pre-loved books.

We started out with two hundred boxes of junk books, our initial bunch of angels of the republic were three friends. The first was from the Netherlands who sprung the cost for the books. The second and third influencers were two bearded fucks who just loved books so much that they helped a third bearded fuck sort through the shit, nit picking gems which were our first stock. Collectively four people helped found this seven year old republic, we think of you fuckers regularly in gratitude, thank you Rudd, George and JP.

The second great input came (unfortunately/fortunately) by the demise of our beloved Shanbhag’s Premier Book Shop. We bought out most of his SF selection and a bunch of book racks.

The third great set of influencers have walked in over the years with some times a limited (in terms of quantity not quality) influence, sometimes a huge amount of books-boxes of books! In terms of heavy influencers these have given pillars which we have been leaning heavily on. Quick conversations with these unwitting republicans reveals calm, soft spoken reading individuals who have given up their beloved books for a variety of reasons: Kids have grown up and left and hence do not require their books, relocation – there are just too many books to be moved, death – the books are just lying unloved collecting dust or fungus in cardboard boxes, failing eyesight – this actually is a reason and we get a lot of books this way (unrelated note – I actually dumped a girl who asked me the question while smiling what will happen if you loose your eyesight and cannot read any more? Bitch, before that has happened I have lost sight of you completely – literally and in my minds eye as well), Divorce – yes, we have received a TONNE of books this way (we are going to be hitting two birds with one stone with our next post which will cover this subject – possible title would be revenge-fucking/bookselling)

The fourth set of influencers have not really brought any books to the republic literally, but have gone on soo much about a single fucking book that they have actually sold the idea of stocking the book at the store, this happens on a daily basis.

The fifth set are the negative influencers (readers of romance and fucking pulp fiction) Do not get me wrong, we believe that ANY reading is good for the brain, our grouse lies in the unnecessary conversations that come with it, especially when such customers bargain for a purchase of say under 50 bucks? Seriously? So we have given our romance and pulp fiction section the grand-ol-fuck-off, good riddance.

The sixth set of influencers are well, the most important for the republic – authors, yes authors. A typical description of ourselves would be “author-groupies” WE FUCKING LOVE AUTHORS, WE EXIST BECAUSE OF YOUR PRINTED SHIT. Yes, you may find us binge drinking at book launches (not the cheap ass ones that do not serve liquor). You might find us fucked out of our skulls at a reading or a lit fest stalking authors, yes this happens. Sometimes shit goes online, FB, twitter, Instagram fuck the sky is the limit. Now if you honestly speak to any reader, they will all have a book which they believe everyone must read, given a chance they will be screaming from the nearest roof – YOU HAVE TO READ THIS FUCKING BOOK! This is how much of an influence authors have on discerning readers. (Authors you have been forewarned)

The seventh set influencers are people we have been intimate with over the years as booksellers, yes each an every one of you have left a permanent impression (albeit in the form of a book or books) read out loud, sold, used as a sex paddle, borrowed, lent, given away or lost in bets set in passion, yes.

Want to influence our republic? You might be one among a billion, your taste matters – Bring us your fucking pre-loved books already! (unless you want to hoard and leave them screaming silently every day and night on your book racks “When am I going to be read? I feel like a jilted lover – a trophy wife among many – never to be paid attention to again, just a pretty little thing to be glanced at every once in a while.”)

Peace out!

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