Well, it looks like Tori Amos screwed over the good folks at the Booksmith, one of my favorite independent bookstores in San Francisco and a local neighborhood haven for hardcovers.
This isn’t really much of a surprise, as the superstahs always seem to have “sudden and unforeseeable changes” in their schedule that prevent them from attending signings, at least as originally lined up. The difference here, however, is that Amos gave only four days’ notice without even bothering to set up a new date, let alone offering to sign additional copies of her book.
While the Booksmith is honoring returns and refunds for those who preordered signed copies of Amos’ book, I really hope Amos’ discourtesy isn’t too much of a financial burden on the Booksmith. Perhaps Ms. Amos is so out of touch with others that she can’t understand that the Booksmith is a small store that sometimes depends upon gargantuan egos like Amos’ to stay afloat.