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The Franchise Becomes Painfully Popular July 20, 2007

Posted by David Card in Media.

At 10:30PM, the line outside of the Union Square Barnes and Noble is impassable. It goes around the block. In both directions. There’s a line outside of the Astor Place one as well. Sometimes I hate New York.

On the flip side, I can go pick up a copy, probably without a line, at the Virgin Megastore or Shakespeare & Co. at midnight.

UPDATED: Curses! Long line at Shakespeare — and then they sold out! (And a grinning, simpering clerk didn’t warn us till we’d waited 45 minutes.) Another long line at Virgin. I officially hate New York.

To hell with instant gratification; Amazon gets all my business.

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