So between 7 and 11pm last night we had one Librarian & Library installed over at Adobe Books. It was quiet. Not quite as quiet as the day we spent in Dresden last year when er, no-one turned up to join the library at all and our librarian packed up and felt very sorry for herself (especially as she was wearing her wool librarian suit and it was a very hot June German day). However, as is always the case, things turn out alright in the end. In Dresden it was at the point of packing up that a German novelist happened to walk by. He came and asked what on earth we were doing and once told, he insisted on joining even though we'd closed the library for the day. Being as we'd had no members to speak of (let alone anyone to actually speak to) for the entire library outdoors Dresden session, we were more than happy to oblige and briefly re-opened to sign him up. Andreas then took us over to his friend Eric's house the next day, where we interviewed Eric (as he was a poet) and installed the library in his house just for him and his girlfriend (here's our Germany ConVerses podcast if you want to listen in to what Eric and his fellow German poets had to say). So we are always ready for A. quiet nights and B. happy endings (and sometimes C. not so happy endings - see our Barcelona post on our Europe ConVerses blog if you really want to know). Adobe Books was an A and B gal. But we are delighted to welcome another four members to the library cause. We'd also like to thank Kathe for sending a dude on over to us to return her borrowed item, who read out a note she had written thanking us for not considering she has an offensive hairstyle. All in day's work for The Librarian, Kathe, and don't forget we still owe you a free poem. San Francisco you're on nine members currently, which means that if you keep up the good work, in no time at all you'll have stolen the library membership crown from current reigning champions Budapest, who have 34 in the bag. Keep on truckin'.
Adobe Books have lots of books . . .
and shelving . . .
and with our office intact . . .
we insinuate ourselves in a likely position . . .
plus grab a new library addition . . .
Meanwhile. We do actually have another life. It involves A. Poetry books and B. Libraries. Hah hah. And you don't think we read in our sleep huh? Actually, sleeping is very good poetry time. Anyway. Here's a picture of what modern women do nowadays. Anyone for Salon time? And here's us thinking a salon was to do with erm books or somemut . . .
This is near where our Librarian often is . . .
This is not terribly reassuring
This is a San Francisco Step. We like it anyway
We got the caltrain all the way here once from in the middle of nowhere
Nowhere has a very nice porch swing though
Since our suitcases on the way over here were full of books our wardrobe was limited. Very limited.
We are awfully good at writing letters though
. . . in which we tell people about the carpet outside our home . . .
. . . and the nice murals we see around . . .
. . . this city we are beginning to grow accustomed to. Well, it only takes 2 weeks and we feel like we've lived somewhere since 2 weeks is a long time for us to be in the same place . . .
. . . even though we stayed in this place for quite a long time (Norwich is very nice though and very difficult to actually leave - go and visit and see what we mean)