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June 9, 2009

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The Seven Types of (Twenty-Four-Hour) Book Store Customer

Jason Kottke points to a run-down of the seven types of book store customer. I’m going to let you in on a secret. There is an eighth:

Let me tell you: Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store does not operate around the clock due to an overwhelming volume of book-buyers.

In fact, whole nights go by without a single customer. Just me, my laptop, and the dusty heights.

But oh. That single customer.

There is, I have learned, a community of very strange men clustered in this part of San Francisco. They visit the store late at night. They come wide awake, and completely sober. And they are always nearly vibrating with need.

(Yes, I’m going to be doing this all week.)

Posted June 9, 2009 at 11:09 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Books, Writing & Such, Briefly Noted


hmm, interesting, so this is all you do? you sit around weird places and map what kind of people come there? this must be really giving ..
do you have a reason for this? dont bother complainting about my english, or visit my blog, im norwegian and so is my blog ;)

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