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21 December 2004 @ 06:45 pm
This is my month!  
For your consideration, yet another happy bookseller story.

Work was completely mad today. Most people were quite nice, but the pace was still wacky. I'd just helped someone in the kids' department and was doing my usual sweep past teen fiction (I'm always ready to foist my favorites off on the unsuspecting!). A woman stopped me. "You helped me this past summer," she said. "I was buying a book for my daughter, and you told me the author (Meg Cabot) was going to be here."

She went on to say her daughter and a friend attended the event, and her daughter showed Meg some of her poetry. Since then, they've kept in touch, and email each other frequently. "It was the best thing that ever happened to her," her mom said, "and it is because of you." She gave me a huge hug, thanked me again, and I went into the back to be sappy-weepy-period-girl.

Even had the rest of the day sucked, that would have been enough.

As it was, I sold 'Bellwether' AND Amelia Peabody books, as well as 'The Secret Country' and 'The Goose Girl.' Happy all round.
I feel: tiredpleasantly tired
Mollyleisaie on December 21st, 2004 03:52 pm (UTC)
I love your happy-bookseller stories. They make me want to also become a happy bookseller. Or just any kind of bookseller at all.
Rhiacelticflamerhia on December 21st, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)
I second that!!
Alamo Catepyrgomache_01 on December 22nd, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC)
Here here!
Rhiacelticflamerhia on December 21st, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)
That is so amazingly cool! It must have made you feel all squishy.
yami_shadows on December 21st, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
It makes me want to shop at your store and see if I can spot you from your bookly enthusiasm. :)
Alamo Catepyrgomache_01 on December 22nd, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC)
I found you on the 'sheroes' site
That is the cutest post ever! Don't those kind of things make you feel just so awesome?