Help Mike not need to work a second job!

Heavy, heavy sigh… A lot of stuff is still getting pushed down the pipeline for us booksellers to work on at The Bookstore. A lot of it isn’t selling, a lot of excess copies of books that sit on the overstock shelves, gather dust, get shipped back to distribution, and gather more dust.

Word coming out about the company being purchased and going private again is great. The less heard word is that all that good stuff about going private isn’t going to happen for another year and a half.

All of those business deals, all of that messy crap dealing with investors and shareholders, display deals with publishers, all of that garbage is going to take a bit of time to circle the drain before finally being flushed away.

That means the continuing drudgery of setting up an endcap display, taking it down within a week only to move it to another corner of the store, taking it down again, setting it back up where it originally started…

At least we’re getting paid for it…