Skip to comments.Bay Area not maverick enough to read Palin book
Posted on 11/19/2009 10:43:41 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield
It might as well have cooties. Hardly anyone wants to touch the thing, or even get close to it.
The new autobiography by moose hunter and failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is harder to find in the Bay Area than a hockey mom. Some bookstores figure it's one of those grit-your-teeth First Amendment deals that principled booksellers must put up with from time to time.
But many nonchain bookstores won't handle it.
"Our customers are thinking people," said Nathan Embretson, a bookseller at Pendragon Books in Oakland. "They're not into reading drivel."
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Wouldn't it be a hoot if people called them and asked if they have Palin's book?
Be sure to ask for Nathan, the bookseller who claims Palin's book is "drivel" without having read it.
The rest of the article is made up of idiotic comments by Bay Area bookstore owners, and the article claims that Palin's book isn't selling well in the Bay Area.
Maybe it's because the book just hit the shelves yesterday and that many Bay Area bookstores are refusing to carry the book because of their closed mindlessness.
Meanwhile, Palin's book tops every best-sellers list and thousands are standing hours in line to buy the book and to see Palin.
Give "Nathan" a call and post your results.
I'm going to call on my lunch hour.
This is Pelosi’s District... And this is why she thinks she can be as left as left can be — they’d never vote her out!
“Our customers are thinking people,” said Nathan Embretson
You’re not, Nathan
Tell us how your call goes. He sounds like a real jerk. I’d play it straight ... like you have not read this article. :)
Perfect example of a really brilliant Liberal Biz.
>> “Our customers are thinking people,” said Nathan Embretson, a bookseller at Pendragon Books in Oakland. “They’re not into reading drivel.”
Besides being delusional, this statement is just flat wrong.
It would make an interesting youtube study to stand outside this bookstore and conduct friendly interviews with departing customers.
I bet you would find these “thinking people” carrying out “drivel” by the armload.
I wonder if you look at Amazon’s shipments, what are the numbers shipping to SF area. I think these folks are cutting their own throat, passing on stocking a super-mega best seller.. just stupid. But it doesn’t stop one person from getting their copy.. just throws away their profits. What a wonderful world.
When you live in the fag-mafia territory, you live by their rules.
Can’t wait till our side gets back in control and drops the hammer on San Fran. We’ll make the whole city one big prison for rapists and child molesters. It’s logistically efficient.
The Bay Area is comprised of some rather strange life forms. When you look at them, they almost seem human.
Then when you make the error of communicating with one........you find out it’s best to go home.
There are some up there one can find that put up with it all to live in a beautiful place, but finding those sorts is too much like work. I’m retired.
Some bookstores figure it’s one of those grit-your-teeth First Amendment deals that principled booksellers must put up with from time to time.”
LOL..... Welcome to Utopia.
You’re a principled bookseller and you find the First Amendment one of those things you just have to put up with from time to time.
Then again, consider the location. Why would they be reading a book by a hot heterosexual female?
My grandma lives in Palo Alto and has a few years left in her, so I'd like to spare that town, but otherwise, I'm all for nuking the Bay Area from orbit!
This is an EXCELLENT sign. Honestly, you don’t live here, you cannot comprehend the insanity.
A better idea.. Anyone who lives or works near that store, stop in, load up an armload of current events hardbacks (they’d probably all be liberal), then walk up to the counter and ask for “Going Rogue” and when they tell you they don’t have it, walk out, leaving the other books on the counter.
I called but didn’t ask for Nathan as I thought that would be a dead give-away that I’d read this article. Asked how much they’re selling Sarah Palin’s book for; her response was “we’re not carrying it”. I said “Wow, is this a book store” she said “yes, it’s an independent bookstore”. I asked “why” she said it was just a decision they made because they don’t carry that many new books and didn’t want to spend money on it. My response was “Wow, you’re missing out on a lot of money” I said goodbye and hung up.
Our customers are thinking people, said Nathan Embretson”
This reminds me of the time I went into a Borders in Burlington Vt on the day an Ann Coulter book was released hoping to cause trouble. Previously, Border employees were exposed as having hidden her books and management vowed it wouldn’t happen again.
I did a cursory look through new releases and didn’t find it. I asked a clerk if he had Ann’s book because I couldn’t find it. A momentary look of terror crossed his face. He zoomed off in search. He and a colleague scoured the store high low and eventually came back with a copy, looking very pleased with themselves.
I said, I need two copies. I wish I took a picture of their faces. It could be posted in the dictionary next to the word disbelief.
Okay, I asked for “Nathan” and some snot nosed Lib said, “He’s not here” and I said, “Okay, can you give him a message for me?”. She said, “NO” and hung up on me.
Keep calling Freepers! Keep calling!
and place orders: Lots of orders for SP’s book if you can!
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