A little more than a week go my new book Getting Over Growing Older was published and I thought it was time to visit a book store and offer it to them. I followed the general advice to start with a book store in your neighborhood. I went to Book Culture on a 112th Street, in New York.
“Excuse me, is your buyer in?” I asked the young, very young man behind the counter. “No, he is out, what’s this about?” I showed him the book, which I knew was a mistake the minute I had taken it out of my bag. He took one look at the title, then at me and with question marks popping out of his eyes he replied, “This is not what we usually carry.”
Taking it back, I asked, “What is the name of your buyer please?” “Theo” he replied.
And hour later I went to see Theo who had returned. Looking the book over he said, “Are you from the neighborhood?”
“Yes, I am.” I replied and then I heard what was like music to my ears, “I’ll take a few copies on consignment.”
Consignment or purchasing -peut importe – even getting one toe in the door of a bookstore is a good beginning and a certainly a step in the right direction.
Thought of the day – It is good to be in love at any age!
And never forget – a smile changes everything