Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Coming Unshelved

I recently discovered Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum’s comic, Unshelved, and I’ve become hopelessly addicted. Not only do they highlight some of the very same instances that I have to deal with as a bookseller, but they give voice to the snarky one in all of us.

I have worked with many, many Dewys.

They also do an excellent job of spotlighting great books every Sunday with the comic strip equivalent of a handsell, so I thought it was doubly important to share them with y’all (I’ll get the actual contest poll up soon).

But the real reason I’m directing your attention their way is that they picked one of my all-time favorite series for their strip this last Sunday, and I had to share it with you. If you haven’t checked out Jonathan Stroud’s Bartimaeus Trilogy you are missing out.

I could gush (and oh, it would take some time to gush as much as these books deserve), but I must go to work, so let me leave you to Go. Buy. Now!

If you have a couple of hours to kill while you’re waiting to get off work, get the car back, or for someone to come watch the kids, spend them with the crew of Unshelved. Guaranteed laughter, smiles and some good book recommendations.

And a few giant rodent sightings.

1 comment:

lady t said...

Unshelved is great,BSC-I just signed up for the daily comics e-mail,thanks to your link:)

Another place to find some bookseller humor is Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson-the jokes are much harsher(not to mention the overall content)but some of it rings so true!