Despite the fact that I went into Barnes & Noble today looking for a single book to get me through one more day of jury duty, I came out with:

Really, it’s impossible for me to survive a trip to a bookstore without spending at least $50.


That reminds me, I’ll let you loan me some of the books that you’ve finished! I don’t have any fun reading down here in DC. Please?

• Posted by: Shannon on Jun 13, 2002, 10:27 PM

Maybe I’ll remember to bring a few!

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Jun 13, 2002, 10:35 PM

Don’t you guys have email? Get a room!

• Posted by: Anil Dash on Jun 14, 2002, 12:34 PM

You can stop at $50? How do you manage that?

I envy you, sir.

• Posted by: Mark Morgan on Jun 14, 2002, 1:35 PM

what Mark Morgan said.

• Posted by: Lydia Markoff on Jun 14, 2002, 3:09 PM

Well, it was $68 this time; it’s usually about $60 to $75. And doing that every three weeks or so means that all of my non-hospital, non-Shannon, non-geek time is filled up with books!

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Jun 14, 2002, 3:12 PM

Mark - There’s no Powells on the east coast.

(Imagine a bookstore that is one city block big. There’s also a sattelite store that’s 100% computer & math books, but we’ll leave that out of the picture. This full city block of books is four stories tall in some parts and just one or two stories tall in others. But it’s still the largest used book store in the world.)

• Posted by: SpecialK on Jun 18, 2002, 12:35 PM

Point. Jason, if you ever come to Portland, OR you and Shannon have a standing invitation to a tour of Powell’s, and definitely bring more than $50 a person. Trust me. SpecialK is right; I honestly have to schedule and extra hour of just wandering around before I can even think of starting to choose books.

• Posted by: Mark Morgan on Jun 19, 2002, 12:33 PM

What a nice site, you know :)

• Posted by: Underage on Oct 12, 2003, 2:11 PM
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