(overheard conversation near the register at Longfellow Books, next to the indie book section)
A middle-aged guy,with thinning hair manning the register frantically says, "Real quick, tell me what I need to do here. I can help you out. Do you have the book numbers?" A young girl, looking a bit frazzled, emptying a carton of books just rolls her eyes.
"Oh, this is a great read. You're gonna love it." He utters to the next customer, a mom dragging two kids.
"I'm getting it as a gift." She tells him and turns abruptly and leaves.