It’s not your imagination: even your bookseller is judging you

From the Malcontent Bookseller’s Guide to Bestsellers (and this is just the introduction):

Ever wondered what your bookstore purchases communicate about you? After far too long in the bookselling industry, I feel more than qualified to share the following observations. Incidentally, if you’re buying this or anything like it, what your bookseller is thinking is, “You couldn’t have purchased this online?” Most stuff from the “sexuality” section doesn’t faze me, but anything that specific is going to be a little uncomfortable for both of us… or at least it should be.

(Thanks to the proprietress of Number One Hit Song, who probably doesn’t want me to mention the bang-up redesign she’s got in the works, for the link.)


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