You know you’re a bookseller when…

While reading Bookslut, you see a link to a story about a spray-painted ISBN on a bridge in Toronto.  You look at the picture and note that the ISBN only has 9 digits, so it can’t possibly be an ISBN.  You log into Baker and Taylor’s database from home and try the 9 digits with a 1 in front; no luck.  You try with a 0, and it works!  It’s in the warehouse, and there’s a good chance it’s already in the store!  What a great idea for a small counter display!  You give a little cheer and the cat in your lap looks at you askance.

(It’s the Dover edition of Walden, by the way.)


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