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.