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.)

Advertisements

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: