May 5, 2005, 7:59 AM
Post #7 of 7
El Tecolote is for sale, by the way, and I'm sure hoping it continues. The location is prime, but the building is not for sale, it is the bookstore's name and good will, the two-year-lease, and the contents--asking price $200,000. Seems high to me. It's not that big of a store, nothing like a Border's or B&N.
I'm in two book clubs, and one gave up on having everyone read the same book because of problems of availability, and that book club reads any book of your choice in a certain category--mysteries, biographies, coming of age novels, rereading a book you loved in high school, books with a political theme, etc.
The other club is more organized and the members go back to the States more often, so we read current best-sellers that we choose six months ahead, and we rotate so all of us get to read the best of the best on the NYTimes best seller list. Both clubs have members bring books they want to give away to meetings, so we're rotating a lot, retreads reappearing.
And relatives in the States know to send me Amazon gift certificates as presents. We get our new book fix one way or another.