Book world news from Pulpfiction Books, 2422 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Updated as time permits. Correspondence to email@example.com, or visit us at pulpfictionbooksvancouver.com
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Michael, one of our favorite regular clients, holds the very uncommon WSB UK MMPPB (translation: William S. Burroughs UK-only mass market paperback) version of Naked Lunch that's the source for his awesome T-shirt. Props to Michael for his taste, way ahead of his age.
Main Street will open at 12:01am Tuesday January 8th for the Vancouver release of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson's A Memory of Light. You'll receive your book earlier than you will if ordering from some gargantuan e-mall bazaar, you'll be able to personally inspect the condition of your copy, maybe enjoy some donuts and/or scotch, yak with our friendly staff, and enjoy a competitive discount from the book's Canadian cover price.
These midnight launches are a lot of fun; we had c. 75 people show up for the midnight launch of Martin's Dance of Dragons, many liquored up, most in costume.
We just bought the contents of a defunct online competitor that will take at least a week to clean and price.
So, for the next week or so, we will be doing no cash buying.
If you have books that we are sure we can sell immediately, we'll be pleased to buy them from you, but not until after the 10th of November. Please don't ask us to make an exception, or to store your books until then.
PFB is seeking a literate, hard-working high school student and/or university undergraduate interested in 20 hours of part-time work per week from September to April. Availability afternoons & weekends required; some flexibility in scheduling; specific hours t.b.d.
Duties: shelving books, moving boxes, light cleaning, assisting senior staff. Some basic training in buying/pricing used books will be provided, but the position basically involves shelving books 90% of the time.
Please note that this position involves a lot of physical activity, and is best compared to warehouse work. Folks interested in standing behind the cash desk socializing and/or being paid to read will not be a good fit for this position.
Compensation: $10/hr + competitive discount on new and used books. Possibility of full-time summer work for the right candidate.
Please, no phone calls or walk-in requests for work. Resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org, att: SHELVING MONKEY COMPETITION.