Thursday, February 3, 2011
Booklovers, Browsers, Cash Customers Welcome; Cell Phone Pirates and Freeloaders, Not
There are some people I don’t want in my bookstore at all, and one of them is a nationally known book author. Can you believe this story? The man wrote a book and presumably he wants people to read it, and yet he and his wife visited a bookstore, sat on the floor, piled up books all around them, took pictures of pages with their cell phones and left without buying a thing, having harvested all they wanted for free. To top it all off, now the guy asks, “Did we do anything wrong?” You messy, rude, inconsiderate, free-loading cheapskate! Do you really need to ask? Is this how your parents raised you, or has modern technology really made you (the question you ask in your book, which I only know from reading the reviews and a book which I will now never read) stupid? Note to guy's publisher: Do not send me a review copy. If this is the future, let me live in the past until I die.