Kinda feel like we have a really awful disease and everyone is gathered ‘round to weep and wail, choosing their outfits for the funeral, planning the wake.
I’m not opposed to a wake, mind you, in its proper time.
We’re still here! And it’s business as usual until February 1st. We still have great books, we still have local authors on the shelves – 130+ – and we have events booked for several weeks.
And we’re still hoping for a miracle.
If that doesn’t happen, and no, it doesn’t look good, THEN we’ll start marking down and moving stuff out the door. THEN. Not NOW.
When I said that *I* wouldn’t do a crowd funding campaign, it didn’t mean that I’m not doing everything I can to avoid closing up shop. I simply think these things have been done in STL, re bookstores at least, a whole heck of a lot in the past six months. Three of them come to mind, in fact.
So, as I said, business as usual until – or if? – the end actually does arrive. Local authors, you are certainly free to pick up your books at any time, as you always have been able to do, but I hope you’ll give us a bit more of a chance. Sold two of your books yesterday, actually. That’s a lot of books that can travel out the door before February 1st!