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– of pssst. downtown books. by vastate
Friday, 30 January 2009, 17:08
Filed under: -of jhumphrey, -of localism, -of reads

i stopped by your store a few weeks ago.

downtown-books2

eager to have a look around.

i have a healthy addiction to used bookstores.   and i like this store.  a lot.

but.

that day, i stopped in at shank’s bakery for a coffee right before coming over to your place.  (they are so nicely placed next door. and many of us believe they make the best coffee in town.)

shanks-bakery

thinking that hot coffee.  used books.  rainy day.

hotcoffee +   usedbookstack +  rainy_day

all go together to make a perfect afternoon.

but i wasn’t allowed come in with my coffee.

which quickly diffused my excitement.  so i looked around for a couple of minutes, feeling miffed.

and then walked out.

with my coffee.

and i didn’t buy anything.

if i spilled, i would have to buy something.  you would make money.

you could have the cozy atmosphere i crave.

something barnes & nobel or books-a-million can never have.

so go with it.  make your customers happy.  form a cool deal with the coffee shop next door.

so.

next time, can i bring my coffee?

please?

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