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The pace of a Saturday

Saturday is our busiest day. The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market adds to the joy of the day. We open the same time the Market does and the door bells (a real bell attached to the door) tinkles all day long.

It’s a day of pure energy and there’s little time for the grunt work of the week. We are helping people find the right books at the drop of a hat. And we love that kind of day. We’re passionate about books and do our best to give you the best service possible.

Saturday is also a day for author events and yesterday (by the way, there wasn’t even time to write this post yesterday, hence the Sunday posting date) we were fortunate to have the poet Melody Davis in the store. She went above and beyond the work of an author and poet. She joyfully walked around the store and introduced herself to our customers and offered individual poetry readings on the spot. She was terrific! I managed to grab a few minutes to record her reading “The Trigonometry of Children” to a four year old boy and his mom. The boy even knew what trigonometry was! Melody Davis’ book is called Holding The Curve and is featured in the picture here. We have the book in stock. She’s quite a remarkable poet.

You can have a look at that YouTube video right here. I hope you enjoy it.

Doesn’t sound like much of a day? Add to the list the preparation for an event: arranging chairs, writing up the sidewalk signs, painting window signs, changing the sidewalk signs to the next message, talking to the author, paperwork for author sales, faxing the paperwork to “headquarters,” and all of that took an extra hour from my day’s normal chores.

I know, I know, I make it look so easy and effortless, which it is, but it’s time from the grunt work.

Have I told you how much I love my job?

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