So I hear that renowned poet Elizabeth Alexander is going to be doing a poem at Mr. Obama’s Inauguration. I heard one of her poems lately at a poetry recital in Second Life and I says to myself – "Self, maybe we should look into getting a book by this woman. After all, she sounds really interesting. And I bet that there’s lot of them out there now with the publicity about the whole Presidental thang and all."
So I go to the Borders online site.
And the Barnes and Noble website.
Thinking to myself that if I were a bookstore owner that the LEAST I would do for a woman giving a reading at the Inauguration is order in a few of her present and past works and set up a huge honking display at the front of the store. After all, it’s history – right.
Sure, I can order IN the books online or have them delivered to a store near me but NO ONE has the books on hand. Which would have been nice ’cause I’m going to be in a Borders tomorrow, at a Pennwriters meeting regarding the upcoming writing conference and it WOULD have been NICE to see what this poet is all about.
Way to drop the ball, bookstore owners.