Short update…it is late and hypothetically I’ve exceeded my alcohol consumption of the past several months in the aggregate (unclear if this is a good or bad thing…). Setup finished up nicely. The booth looks pretty good (as good as it can without Suzanne’s eye and touch). The crowd was steady but seemed off a touch… That said, there were a fair number of people and they were buying books…this is good.
The day radically improved in the evening. I went out to dinner with Ernie Hilbert (Bauman Books), Sunday and Josh (B&B Books), and Jeff Bergman (Jeff Bergman Rare Books). We went to the wildly conveniently located Morton’s Steakhouse. The five of us did serious damage to a cow and quite a bit of sea food…and a few bottles of wine…and some other things in glasses. Funny stories, much laughter, a genuinely great evening. I love my friends (even if they do wish death on others…perhaps because of it…).