Being booksellers can be fun, How? By virtue of working in a bookstore we are privileged to invisible filters – people who read are usually more fun to interact and play with. Yesterday morning an elderly gentleman walked in and gave us our boney by buying a copy of the Ultimate Xmen graphic novel and pointed out to a copy of the awesome Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson and smiled and said its been a long time since he had seen this book in a store, well that certainly got us excited.
A couple of weeks ago we got a call from the local rep of Harper Collins asking us if we would like to sell copies of Walking towards ourselves at a reading at Ashoka trust. Response was immediate that we would love to, it went a little like dis.
Last week I was waiting for Samhita Arini, to swing by the store to sign a copy of her … Mahabharata a child’s view. I pointed out that she was wearing a really beautiful dress, she mentioned that she was going to the book launch of Sam Pitroda’s autobiography Thinking Big, maybe one can learn something about the evolution of Indian telecom, would I like to join?