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Stolen from Reading Frenzy!

May 31, 2008:

We're not quite sure when it happened, but sometime between 3-7PM on Wednesday, April 30th or 11-9PM on Thursday, May 1st someone stole a rare, out-of-print 1st edition of Berlin Years by Marcel Dzama valued at $850 from behind the counter. We're spreading the word among customers and other booksellers with the hope that something might turn up.

I'd like to take this moment to articulate my feelings about people who rip off small businesses -- especially purpose driven business that provide community services and resources -- but I'm too pissed. That book belonged to me -- an hard-working individual who deserves and depends on the occasional perk that comes along. That book could have paid nearly a month's rent or covered a myriad of other things that I get by without in order to keep our doors open.

If this pisses you off as much as it does me, I encourage you to a) have thoughtful conversations with your sticky fingered friends about supporting small businesses and b) come make a splurge or buy a gift certificate at the shop to help us make up for the loss.