Monday, May 18, 2009


I got the question!  Okay, not the exact question, but someone asked for "Ballet Shoes" on Sunday!  Maybe it was the fact that one of the cable networks was running "You've Got Mail" back to back, but it was pretty neat.  

Customer:  Do you have "Ballet Shoes" and "Dancing Shoes?"
Me:  You mean by Noel Streatfeild?
Customer: Yes.
Me:  Sure, right over here.  (Me in my head:  OH MY GOD!!!  YIPPEEEEE!)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Restoring my faith in bookselling.

I watched "You've Got Mail" last night.  I find that I need to watch it every so often so I don't march into my boss' office and put in my 2 weeks.  It reminds me that kid's books are awesome and that I would never work anywhere else in the store.
Plus, it is sad when the store closes and in the current economical situation, I need a job.  I should just be happy I have a paycheck and deal with obnoxious kids, rude parents, jerk-face bosses and incompetent coworkers. 
I also get some satisfaction from trying to ID the books in the background when they are in the bookstore, Shop Around the Corner & Fox Books.  Plus, I would like to think that I am not as clueless as that guy who doesn't know what the "shoe books" are.  I think I know my section pretty well.
Yesterday, I even helped a woman find a book and all she knew was that it was a novel for kids that won an award and the word "green" was in the title.  It was "Green Glass Sea" by Klages.  It won the Scott O'Dell award.  I didn't even have to use the computer.