Skip to comments.Bay Area not maverick enough to read Palin book
Posted on 11/19/2009 10:43:41 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield
It might as well have cooties. Hardly anyone wants to touch the thing, or even get close to it.
The new autobiography by moose hunter and failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is harder to find in the Bay Area than a hockey mom. Some bookstores figure it's one of those grit-your-teeth First Amendment deals that principled booksellers must put up with from time to time.
But many nonchain bookstores won't handle it.
"Our customers are thinking people," said Nathan Embretson, a bookseller at Pendragon Books in Oakland. "They're not into reading drivel."
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Wouldn't it be a hoot if people called them and asked if they have Palin's book?
Be sure to ask for Nathan, the bookseller who claims Palin's book is "drivel" without having read it.
The rest of the article is made up of idiotic comments by Bay Area bookstore owners, and the article claims that Palin's book isn't selling well in the Bay Area.
Maybe it's because the book just hit the shelves yesterday and that many Bay Area bookstores are refusing to carry the book because of their closed mindlessness.
Meanwhile, Palin's book tops every best-sellers list and thousands are standing hours in line to buy the book and to see Palin.
Give "Nathan" a call and post your results.
I'm going to call on my lunch hour.
This is Pelosi’s District... And this is why she thinks she can be as left as left can be — they’d never vote her out!
“Our customers are thinking people,” said Nathan Embretson
You’re not, Nathan
Tell us how your call goes. He sounds like a real jerk. I’d play it straight ... like you have not read this article. :)
Perfect example of a really brilliant Liberal Biz.
>> “Our customers are thinking people,” said Nathan Embretson, a bookseller at Pendragon Books in Oakland. “They’re not into reading drivel.”
Besides being delusional, this statement is just flat wrong.
It would make an interesting youtube study to stand outside this bookstore and conduct friendly interviews with departing customers.
I bet you would find these “thinking people” carrying out “drivel” by the armload.
I wonder if you look at Amazon’s shipments, what are the numbers shipping to SF area. I think these folks are cutting their own throat, passing on stocking a super-mega best seller.. just stupid. But it doesn’t stop one person from getting their copy.. just throws away their profits. What a wonderful world.
When you live in the fag-mafia territory, you live by their rules.
Can’t wait till our side gets back in control and drops the hammer on San Fran. We’ll make the whole city one big prison for rapists and child molesters. It’s logistically efficient.
The Bay Area is comprised of some rather strange life forms. When you look at them, they almost seem human.
Then when you make the error of communicating with one........you find out it’s best to go home.
There are some up there one can find that put up with it all to live in a beautiful place, but finding those sorts is too much like work. I’m retired.
Some bookstores figure it’s one of those grit-your-teeth First Amendment deals that principled booksellers must put up with from time to time.”
LOL..... Welcome to Utopia.
You’re a principled bookseller and you find the First Amendment one of those things you just have to put up with from time to time.
Then again, consider the location. Why would they be reading a book by a hot heterosexual female?
My grandma lives in Palo Alto and has a few years left in her, so I'd like to spare that town, but otherwise, I'm all for nuking the Bay Area from orbit!
This is an EXCELLENT sign. Honestly, you don’t live here, you cannot comprehend the insanity.
A better idea.. Anyone who lives or works near that store, stop in, load up an armload of current events hardbacks (they’d probably all be liberal), then walk up to the counter and ask for “Going Rogue” and when they tell you they don’t have it, walk out, leaving the other books on the counter.
I called but didn’t ask for Nathan as I thought that would be a dead give-away that I’d read this article. Asked how much they’re selling Sarah Palin’s book for; her response was “we’re not carrying it”. I said “Wow, is this a book store” she said “yes, it’s an independent bookstore”. I asked “why” she said it was just a decision they made because they don’t carry that many new books and didn’t want to spend money on it. My response was “Wow, you’re missing out on a lot of money” I said goodbye and hung up.
Our customers are thinking people, said Nathan Embretson”
This reminds me of the time I went into a Borders in Burlington Vt on the day an Ann Coulter book was released hoping to cause trouble. Previously, Border employees were exposed as having hidden her books and management vowed it wouldn’t happen again.
I did a cursory look through new releases and didn’t find it. I asked a clerk if he had Ann’s book because I couldn’t find it. A momentary look of terror crossed his face. He zoomed off in search. He and a colleague scoured the store high low and eventually came back with a copy, looking very pleased with themselves.
I said, I need two copies. I wish I took a picture of their faces. It could be posted in the dictionary next to the word disbelief.
Okay, I asked for “Nathan” and some snot nosed Lib said, “He’s not here” and I said, “Okay, can you give him a message for me?”. She said, “NO” and hung up on me.
Keep calling Freepers! Keep calling!
and place orders: Lots of orders for SP’s book if you can!
These are the idiots who call themselves “open-mided”.
Must be like a Soviet bookstore, all literature is Party Approved!
Oh, yes, they is...
Lest we forget, this is how the “Reality Based” community operates. How they can claim that is beyond all logical thinking. Liberalism is a mental disorder and that is the true reality.
I grew up there, and I comprehend the insanity all too well. That's why I left 15 years ago and never looked back.
Exactly. The so-called “Tolerant” homos are “thinking people” and not tolerant of other people’s views...the irony of this idiot.
“”Our customers are thinking people”.... They only read Party Approved literature.
This article was hilarious. It was like reading one of the better Onion articles. In fact, I had to check to verify it was NOT the Onion.
Frankly, I don’t take them seriously so I can laugh. A lot.
I just called and asked for the book... the woman (womyn) on the phone told me that they don’t have it in stock, but would be happy to order it for me... maybe the freeping is getting to them!!
Agreed. Ignatius Press is also located there.
This is the kind of behavior that destroys small booksellers. They complain that Amazon and B&N are stealing their business, then refuse to carry books for political reasons.
A couple years ago, a friend of mine went into a local bookstore,, looking for a conservative book. When he didn’t find it, he asked the clerk. The response? “We wouldn’t carry that kind of garbage.” The store went out of business last year.
"Wrong thinking is punishable. Right thinking will be as quickly rewarded. You will find it an effective combination."
Right, we need more deep thinkers like Barry.
Translation: "My regular customers are so psychotically left-wing that they would boycott the store if I dared carry it. They would deliberately rip the covers and walk out as a form of social protest. I fear for my safety if that book is seen in my store."
Leftists think that "thinking" means "agrees with me", and are often violently opposed to other viewpoints.
Imagine levels of insanity being measured on a dial. Now keep pumping in antidepressants, moral cowardice, hypocrisy and shame until the indicator moves all the way around the dial and points back straight up where it started - but it's not at zero, it's actually at 360.
Now imagine millions of people at that level of insanity organized into groups by thousands of cynical Leftists, who themselves are seething with barely suppressed rage underneath perpetual smiles, and who are obsessed with controlling through neurolinguistic programming and political correctness.
Welcome to the SF Bay Area.
Oh, that’s just their desire to be “elite” showing through.
They’re no better than anyone else, but they want you to think they are.
The funny thing is, in their definition, “thinking people” all should have the same [liberal] opinions on every topic,
whilst those who have opinions to the contrary are “non-thinking people”.
You understand that this is a Conservative site and that we don't put stock in left-wing political commentary?
They’re into diversity, as long as you think exactly like them.
I’ll see ya and raise ya. I left over 25 years ago and never had the slightest desire to return but I am currently stuck here taking care of my older parents. It is utterly unchanged from the 70’s except for being more congested and meaner. I’ve never lived in an area I disliked more.
Having been involved in the bookstore business, I can tell you that having an attitude like that will alienate many customers. This is the same liberal attitude that is more interested in calling people with whom you disagree stupid, than it is in arguing the issues about which you disagree.
If I have a choice of clicking a few keys to order the book I want, or enduring the scorn of clerks like these, guess which place will get my order.
Maybe we should overcome this and just march in there and buy or order the book and make these folks grin and bear it.
This article is just a hit piece. Saying that chains are discounting the book due to slow sales is wrong and they know it. Chain store prices are not set at the local level. All bestsellers are discounted and extremely popular books are used as loss leaders. The author of this piece needs a crash course in capitalism.
Aren't they long overdue for a genocidal earthquake?
Why waste perfectly good land and give them such a beautiful area?
I understand Alcatraz is available. Plenty of room for 'em all - standing heel to toe.
The comments following that review are fascinating!
Well, it wasn’t an earthquake, exactly...
Gen 19:24 Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrahfrom the LORD out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the citiesand also the vegetation in the land.
Here is video of some Christian youth being driven from the Castro area of SF.
Here’s an example of the books they carry for the “thinking people” they count as clientele:
Try self-satisfied or smug.