why it's so cool to own a used bookstore. what we're selling, what we're reading, what we're listening to. why west concord is the new cambridge. fun facts to know and tell. and of course the cat.

Friday, June 27, 2003

first post. woohoo! 

Welcome to our blog! Should have done this 3 years ago, but better late than not at all.

Why is it so cool to own a used bookstore? For one thing, I get to hang with books and the cat. Also, there are some great customers, and some weird ones, and there's always something interesting going on here, or outside. It's an easy trip across the street to Concord Teacakes for a snack, or the West Concord 5 & 10 (motto: "if we don't have it, you don't need it"). Ordering office supplies is fun, and doing organizy things like shelving books. Occasionally I even have some time to read.

Today's sales of note: the exact set of algebra books a tutor was looking for, including the teacher's guide. "An Episode of Sparrows" by Rumer Godden, out of print for a long time, and exactly what the customer had been looking for since forever. I love when that happens! And it's a sweet book besides.

We had a lovely visit the other day from famous local author Jane Langton ("God in Concord", etc.). Recently local author Gregory Maguire ("Wicked", "Confessions of an Ugly Step-Sister", etc.) stopped by and signed a copy of "Wicked" for me. I promised that it would never appear on eBay.

now listening to: Contemporary Jazz Quartet with Charles Bell, on LP (vinyl).
now reading: The Firebrand (Marion Zimmer Bradley)-- epic treatment of the Trojan War, from the perspective of Cassandra the prophetess.

Another hazy hot humid day in West Concord, a welcome break from the long damp spring. Sedgewick the store cat is in the window having a nap, and I should go have some lunch.

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