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.
“The kinds of really smart geeks who in the 50s and 60s would have been building rockets or something have been moving to Silicon Valley and creating startups to make little apps. That’s where a lot of our brain power has been going lately. But I do think it’s turning around and we’re now seeing people like Elon Musk, who made his fortune doing information technology. But he’s now turning back to the question, What can we now do in the physical world? Can we make a high-speed hyperloop that connects Los Angeles to San Francisco? Can we go to Mars?”
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Some time back three couples descended into our republic and started browsing, when one of ladies was at the desk billing, I mention that we buy pre-loved Non-fiction, Science Fiction and literature the lady immediately says please help me get my husband to reduce some of his SF collection – it is overwhelming our mix at home, the husband states he will part with his books after his death. Here is a little strange experience that might help you on your quest madam…
Sometime back a customer was pointing out to his teenage son something which we believe is not true. The man did not want his son to pick up some comics before we had an instant intervention the man made the mistake of saying really stupid in our store: “Comics are not books”.