In one of the earliest book stories, I described one of my main duties here as being like the scene in an old I Love Lucy TV show... Read More
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Some days ago I was grinding away my weekend in this vast lonely warehouse. On weekends I am the only living human here. For there are the voices of hundreds of thousands of authors and artists all around me. On the shelves, in boxes, stacked... Read More
Millie, Mickey, Wallpaper, the Doctor, DC and Downsizing: These are a few of the stories of people and books at Wonder Book in the last week, December 2-9, 2017... Read More
This story was written in 2007 about a year after the following story happened. I wish there were more photos but phones and phone pictures were not what they are today. We do have analog photos...somewhere... They'll turn up. I had recently finished a 350-page... Read More
"What should we do with the record section?" This became an annual question from the late 1990s until about 2008. "I think we should get rid of them,"—that would be rationality and good business acumen speaking. I kept on keeping those thoughts inside. My heart... Read More
"Who you?" I knew who he was. He was from down in the city and the top book dealer in the region. I was just a newbie book guy—unknown... I told him who I was: "I'm Wonder Book." Very medieval. Like that was my title... Read More
This story is all legend and faded memory... Almost immediately after entering the book business in Sept 1980, I began hearing stories of Johnny "G." He was a legend...of sorts... in the DC Region. Older booksellers would say Johnny did this... Johnny did that... Read More