Picture drawn by Maggie Stiefvater, 2009. Header made by S.F. Robertson, 2010.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Picture Post + B&N Sucks!

Here are the latest pictures (not many) and also a vlog on my experience today.

This is of Golden Girl by Micol Ostow and Geek Charming by Robin Palmer. Yay!

Copies of Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost and Bound South by Susan Rebecca White (who, by the way, is Lauren Myracle's sister) in the New Paperbacks section.

The Wake and Fade by Lisa McMann display- I took it very stealthily. I was quite proud of myself. I felt like James Bond.

And now, the vlog on my experience today:


  1. I think you need to take your cats of to barnes and have them scratch up all the meanie employees.

  2. I could punch one of them as long as you help me escape. I've never tried to take pics in the bookstore because It feels too weird. I think you should be allowed to it's not you you were bothering anyone.

  3. I would've continued to take the pictures, just because she told me not to.

    I LOVE seeing the pictures. Seeing books in their natural habitat makes me happy. I think I'm going to start taking pictures at Borders.

    The Fade display is super awesome. And I really want to read Geek Charming. I almost bought it but I had to chose between that and Dust of 100 Dogs and my mother was pressuring me to buy D100D. But it looks so good!

  4. I think one of the only times i took a picture in a bookstore was when i saw a stack of books that i had worked on the cover for. And i did it with my camera phone so no one could really know what i was doing. I guess I hesitate to do it because i figured employees wouldn't like it so much.

    One time, in a museum that didn't have a no pictures sign (i checked) i got yelled at for taking a picture. So i put my camera away and then the security guard followed me and said something like I know what you were doing (like i was doing something else, i'm not sure what) and i was like i put my camera like you asked. And he was like do i have to show you the security footage and i was like no because i wasn't doing anything! It was totally creepy and i think we left soon after. I have no idea what he thought i was doing, writing all over the paintings with a pen???

  5. that sucks!

    tho you made me laugh in the beginning about feeling scruffy and shady at the bn. ha!

  6. Oh, I'm right up there with Robin Palmer, who I just met a few months ago and who is SO cool! Yay!

  7. Yay! Geek Charming looks great! I need to read Cindy Ella first....the covers are so cute! And I love your B & N (except for mean employees)...it has a gr8 selection! (:

  8. What a horrid person! You'd think that someone who worked in a BOOKSTORE would appreciate someone who loves books enough to have a BOOK BLOG. Oy.

    As you know, I took pics of my book in my local bookstore and the guys there were super nice about it...but this woman just sounds like she's cranky.

    Don't stop taking photos! I love these posts!

  9. My hubby and I got yelled at for taking a picture of the wake/fade display too! LOL. Very funny.

  10. I have only taken pictures twice. One of best friends works at the local Barnes and Noble and was helping me one time. The other time was at Powells and that was because I was overwhealmed with awesome. The YA section there is huge, which I am not used to.
    That lady sounded like she was rather cranky.
    I love seeing the pictures, because it reminds me of the books I want to read and I love covers. I think as long as it isn't bothering anyone it should be fine.

  11. Ugh, how horrible. As long as you aren't going around sticking your camera up girls' skirts, I don't see the problem. I've never taken pictures in a bookstore. If I do now, I'll be sure to just use my phone and pretend I'm texting. :P

  12. You know, I was taking pics of GoldenGirl at B&N, and while nobody said anything to me, I was totally (and apparently, explicably) paranoid that I might get in trouble.

    I also get nervous every time I move books around on the shelf, even if I'm just fixing someone else's shelving error (like returning a book to its place with the other books written by that author). No wonder, after what you went through.