Friday, November 16, 2012

Oh, the irony!

How odd to be mentioned in a book.

Starting on p. 183 of MY BOOKSTORE: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop (Black Dog & Leventhal, Nov. 13, 2012), Philadelphia news personality Larry Kane shares his enthusiasm for Chester County Book & Music Company. And along with such key employees as Michael Fortney, he mentions... me.






It's ironic, of course, because I no longer work there. So I've decided to treat this as a tribute to the ten years of hard work I put in there, trying to make order out of chaos and helping customers find just the right book.

This isn't the first time I've seen my name in a published book, and I hope it won't be the last. Having reviewed all five volumes in Suzanne Collins' Underland Chronicles for Booksense (now called Indiebound), I was quoted in a compilation volume. And believe it or not, Booksense Best Children's Books is still available through Indiebound!



23 comments:

  1. How awesome that he singled you out as one of his favorite book sellers at his favorite store!

    The store is still open, right? I know it was going month to month. Wondering if it will still be there in 2013.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Dianne. Yes, believe it or not, it's still open. So they're all still in limbo, which I found too hard to deal with a few months ago! Who knows about 2013.

      Delete
  2. So, so COOL!!! You were my favorite person there too ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. How great for you! I grew up watching Larry Kane on TV.

    ReplyDelete
  4. How fun to be mentioned, and how fitting at this time in your life.

    ReplyDelete
  5. That is so very cool, Joanne. And it is a tribute.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That's awesome Joanne. And a tribute to how good you were at what you did.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, it's pretty funny, Natalie. I don't recall ever actually helping Larry Kane in the Children's Department!

      Delete
  7. I saw this book mentioned around the web, saw that Chester County Book and Music was part of it, and did wonder if you were mentioned. Good to know that you were!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Michael! It's only one sentence, but it's flattering, especially because not every employee was mentioned.

      Delete
  8. That is so so cool! Definitely nice to see after spending much time with the books at the store!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  10. How cool to be mentioned in a book (more that one). On a side note- I love the Gregor series. :)
    ~Jess

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jess! I'm delighted to connect with another Gregor fan.

      Delete
  11. Very cool about the mentions. :)

    I get a little kick seeing my name around.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You must, Medeia! It would be way cooler to have my name on the front of the book and the spine!

      Delete

YAY for comments! I read and appreciate each one and I always try to answer. All opinions welcome. Let's have a conversation!