For some reason, graphic design books never seem to put the author's name on the spine of the book. So even if I can see on my scanner that the author's last name is say, "Jenkins," I still have to scan a half-dozen books in order to find the "J"s on the shelf.
One would think that graphic designers, who are all about designing text for function and form, would realize that books often end up on shelves, spines out, in alphabetical order.
Or maybe not.
Last night the air conditioning in the store was broken. I'm pretty sure that shelving graphic design books in 90-degree weather with no AC could be used as an interrogation technique by the DoD.
Jessica S. Schley was once a pusher of very important papers for a small commercial nonfiction house. Nowadays, she divides her time between bookselling, being a grad student, and writing contemporary fiction for young adults.
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