June 04, 2004

Book Talk

Once again we've encountered the strange European phenomenon regarding hardcover vs. paperback books. David Sedaris' latest, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, was just released in the U.S. and is, of course, only available in hardcover. Except in Europe. We picked it up today at our local bookstore in paperback. Granted, the price of the paperback here is nearly the cost of the hardcover in the U.S. but still. Lucky us! What cracked me up is that "International Bestseller" is printed on the cover. Kevin was like "International Bestseller? It's only been out for four days!"

And speaking of books just being released, I am SO excited for the next installment of Stephen King's Dark Tower series, Song of Susannah. According to Amazon it's coming out in the U.S. on June 8th and we didn't see it in the bookstore here today, so who knows when it will make it across the pond. But at any rate, I'll be able to pick it up when I'm back in the Bay Area for a wedding at the end of the month.

Posted by Shelby at June 4, 2004 09:58 PM

Maybe by international best seller they meant the author. I think he is hillarious and almost bought one of his books on iTunes (like a book on tape) last week but after sampling it I thought his sort of snively voice might get on my nerves.

Posted by: Dave at June 8, 2004 07:28 PM
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