Putting the Black in Black Oak Books

I’ve quibbled about Black Oak Books before, but Barking Kitten offers another reason why the term “indieshock” applies: The staff is willfully ignorant about the latest offerings from Margaret Atwood and Janet Fritch and apparently rebukes customers who ask about these authors. Is this any way to run a business?

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  1. I am lucky enough to live in a town with a great Indie bookstore, one that “gets it.” But I’ve been in plenty that don’t. The worst ones are rude, snobbish and they have exactly bupkes in stock, always at list price. To them I say, “Fuck you. I hope B&N moves next door and category kills your ass with a rusty shiv.” That is all.

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