- Posted by Johanna on September 9, 2011 at 9:34 am
- Category: Meta
The Barnes & Noble bookstores were having a 40% off Blu-ray sale (which makes their prices similar to, although not better than, Amazon’s), so after dinner last night, KC and I stopped by one of the many local outposts to see if we could find anything.
(Answer: yes. We picked up Fletch, mainly because it’s got a new retrospective on “making and remembering” the movie; Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, because while we hate Matthew McConaughey, it’s got a dynamite supporting performance by Emma Stone; and Office Space, also because of the retrospective and because I knew someone who got fired in part for showing this as a “morale builder” at work. She didn’t remember, having seen it mostly bowdlerized on Comedy Central, just how much profanity there was in it.)
While there, I noticed a few things I wanted to share through cellphone snaps.
See, I told you it was a hot trend! I couldn’t even fit the *third* rack with the same label in the picture. Wish I’d invested in black and purple dyes a few years back, since they’re all the same color.
(Left) Isn’t this guy adorable? I just wanted to hug this toddler-life-size Lego minifig man. Until I realized that his stand was one of many for toys and gee-gaws replacing bookshelves in the center of the main floor.
(Right) Here’s a good sign your cover stock is too cheap. In severely moist weather, as we’ve been having this week, you get lots of curls.
I apologize for the picture quality of this last one, but if I’d backed up far enough to get it in focus, I would have been sitting in the middle of a table where a couple was having coffee. This was the magazine section; I can only assume that the “Literary” label was a leftover from a previous stocking layout, since I wouldn’t exactly give that title to Wolverine and Deadpool. Maybe if they cleared out some of the puzzle magazines on the middle rack, the organization would make more sense.
For that matter, why are the comic books on the top shelf of three, where the kids can’t reach them?