Black Friday at the Pig

Josie Leavitt - November 25, 2011

It’s the morning of Black Friday. I’ve got my Santa hat on while I busily count the register drawers. It’s too early for customers. I looked back through my sales for the past three years  and the masses of customers don’t tend to arrive till the afternoon. While this pattern works well for getting the store ready, it also makes for a crazy afternoon.
I love this season of bookselling. The folks coming for recommendations, our ability to come up with interesting books that will make someone very happy, make me love my job. Of course, at the end of the busy days, I’m exhausted, but in an exhilarated kind of way. We also put a small dish of sugar plum candies at the register. I find there’s nothing as lovely as a tasty, holiday themed candy to make someone’s shopping go just a little better. Plus, enjoying a candy can take the sting out of a large purchase.
So, shoppers, enjoy yourselves this weekend. Shop locally and be kind to all the folks behind the counters, we’re working hard for you, and if you can, have a sugar plum, they’re divine.

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