gods at attbi.com
Mon Mar 31 21:49:22 EST 2003
dyslexia strikes again.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu [mailto:owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu]On
> Behalf Of J Godsey
> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 9:40 PM
> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> Subject: RE: Newbie etiquette question
> Where I am brand new to the list, I wouldn't dare answer a collector question , but THIS, This i can anser.
> No, it's bad form to do this in a blatant i-just-want-to-use-your-shop for-research-kinda-way.
> HOWEVER if you talk to the bookseller abotu yoru task before you whip out your notepad or pda, they will probably HELP you in this
> Booksellers LOVE to show off our knowledge, and if you show you have some to share, we will forgive you for the research part.
> ANd buy ONE book before you leave, and not a buck one from the box by the door either.
> J. Godsey
> 14 Pleasant St.
> Methuen, MA 01844
> gods at attbi.com
> Selling books since 1980
> Member of the IOBA - Independent Online Booksellers Association
> Publisher of Sic, the Book Humor magazine
> Distributors of "Book Deodorizer"
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu [mailto:owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu]On
> > Behalf Of Rob Perrilleon
> > Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 9:11 PM
> > To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> > Subject: Newbie etiquette question
> > At the risk of showing just how green a collector I am, I'd like to ask for
> > some advice.
> > Is it ok to bring a notepad into book shops to take some notes on what I
> > see? If I hit a few shops on a weekend afternoon, I'll see more ML's than
> > I'll let myself buy. Since my collection is so small, pretty much every
> > title I see is a potential add to my collection. I'll choose based on my
> > literary taste and condition, but I'd still like to note the titles I see,
> > to start tracking what's common in my part of the country, and to make sure
> > I don't pass up a find.
> > Is this kosher?
> > Thanks
> > Rob Perrilleon
> > Rochester, NY
> > PS - Thanks to Scott and the modlib contributors for providing such great
> > resources!
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