Tuesday, 18 August 2009
I was at a large Waterstones yesterday and was told that the 'Hub' still wasn't working properly, which doesn't bode well for Christmas. Before that, however, is the Academic season where the poor students turn up at their university bookshop with a reading list and a pocket full of money. If the books aren't there, the money is spent on curry and beer. Period. I really do feel sorry for the booksellers. They are getting all the flak from the customers but it is the suits upstairs that deserve the approbrium. It has not been thought through properly and given enough time to bed in, but then when the tecchies are given free reign and large cheques, rarely is the outcome a positive one.