Friday, November 03, 2006


In the past week I've tried to keep track of what I handsold to see just how many books I talk up with our customers. Here's the list, incomplete as it is:
  • 2 books about falcons and various birds of prey
  • A pocket guide to wild mushrooms
  • A guide to edible wild plants
  • A bargain astronomy book
  • A star atlas (one of the round ones)
  • The new Junie B Jones hardcover Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-Ha-Ha!
  • The new Magic Treehouse hardcover Blizzard of the Blue Moon #36
  • A Captain Underpants boxed set
  • A Harlan Coben book on cd
  • A Janet Evanovitch book on cd
  • A Robert Ludlam book on cd
  • A First Dictionary
  • Haunted Connecticut
  • Ian Kershaw's Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris
  • Olivia by Falconer
  • The very excellent How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
  • Two J. California Cooper books: In Search of Satisfaction & Some Love, Some Pain, Some Time
  • A leather address book
  • A calorie counter guide
  • Two classic books on board books
  • A couple of teen fiction titles I can't remember what
  • A booklight
  • A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
  • The Club Dumas by Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte
  • A Spanish audio set
  • A travel book for India
  • A baseball book for "a boy who doesn't like to read" (I forget which one)
  • A particular Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at ____
  • Caroline Kennedy's A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children
  • Michael Patrick MacDonald's All Souls: A Family Story from Southie to a guy interested in books about South Boston gangster Whitey Bulger
  • the better of two college algebra test books
  • the best college guide
  • The new Barefoot Contessa book Barefoot Contessa at Home
and a host of others I forgot to write down.