As I posted on Saturday’s Blooper Reel, there’s a cash mob happening over at St. Mark’s Bookshop today at one in the afternoon and then people are going for drinks at The International Bar. It’s a little early for me, but it’s for a good cause and I’m hoping a good crowd shows up, only one way to find out and that’s to get over there!
It's a nice springy day, so I thought we'd walk over there.
And here we are, as usual I'm early and I don't see anyone else here.
So we might as well do a little window shopping while we wait.
I just read an excerpt of that Carole King book in New York magazine, I enjoyed that, so I think that will be one of my purchases.
And here's my friend and star of the first Bar Exam here at TWM, Paul Scanlon.
And here's Goggla and Ed, okay, it's not an official mob yet, but close enough.
And it's through the doors we go.
Ed and Goggla immediately started checking out the selections in St. Mark's.
Here's some cool coffee table books on display, many of these titles you won't find on Amazon or at a Barnes & Noble store.
Kind of an ironic title, considering the reason we're here!
There's always a sales table in the back loaded with books, most of them are priced at under ten bucks, some great deals to be had here!
There's also a great selection of magazines and again, there's titles here you won't find at most other book stores.
Here's some cool postcards on display.
Here's Louis and Dena who were here for the cash mob, Dena is a reader of Jeremiah Moss and read about it at his blog.
I met Steven, who it turns out is a longtime friend of Paul Scanlon's. Nice to see a decent crowd showing up to support St. Mark's!
This is Ben Rossen, who stopped by for the cash mob. Ben is the co-founder of smallknot, a company that helps to get funding for businesses. Maybe they can help out St. Mark's!
And I ran into One More Folded Sunset, who always cringes when my camera comes out. Luckily she had two books to shield her from the TWM lens!
There's a familiar face over there...
Okay, time to get in line and pay for my books.
And here's Benjamin, behind the counter writing up the sales.
And if you're on Twitter, you can follow them here.
After buying books, some of us came over to the International Bar for a few Sunday afternoon drinks.
And here's a stack of books with a can of Schafer's acting as the cherry on top! It was great to see everyone who showed up, and if you couldn't make it or don't live in New York, you can always purchase something online.
I was hoping Uncle Waltie would show up, but I didn't see him. He may have had a rough Saturday night, so maybe he'll make it next time. Till then, "Sip Ahoy" to Uncle Waltie and all of you out there! See you tomorrow!
St. Mark's Bookshop
31 Third Ave. (Near 9th St.)
120 1/2 First Avenue (Near 7th St.)
Bonus CBBM Mutation Sent in By Jason Andersen!
TWM friend and guest star, Jason Andersen sent in this frightening Cardboard Box Man Mutation. It's a sextupet of CBBM's! Aaaaahhh!