Mom, Dad, where were you on the day of the 2012 BKBF?

Acting like we all got plenty of sleep the night before.

Well it’s been a couple weeks since the Brooklyn Book Festival, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun thinking about how awesome the day at our little table was.

Well, that was nice.

Now that we’ve thought about it, we’re going to give you a little retrospective accompanied by visuals so that you can ALSO think about it:

Sunday, September 23: After some last minute racing around (Who has the typewriters? Where is the coffee? Who is bringing small bills to make change? Where is the coffee?  Who is bringing copies of our latest issue? THE COFFEE: WHERE IS IT) the morning got off to a brisk start around 9:30am as we set up our table. By 10 o’clock, merchandise was set up, typewriters were at the ready, and it was off to the races.

“Where’s the semi-colon on this thing?”

The typewriters were a hit once again this year, with old and young making use of our little Remette and not-so-little Royal. Sounds of wonder from the younger generation, along with sounds of anguish and torment associated with term papers and first novels from the older generation all mixed together with the near constant sound of tapping from the typewriter keys. Music to our ears. Well, OK. That sounds maybe a little strange. We don’t love sounds of anguish, but you get the picture.

She is explaining to him how Google Translate works. No joke.

In addition to providing the above public service, we were of course out there to peddle our wares: all three issues of Armchair/Shotgun, as well as tote bags and t-shirts. Thanks so much to everyone who made a purchase (by the way, you look great in/carrying/reading your new t-shirt/tote bag/issue of Armchair/Shotgun). We hope you are enjoying it now in good health. Thanks as well to everyone who stopped by to chat – we hope you’ll stay in touch!

Our latest (and all female – which our editor Laura writes about here) issue has been getting some

Issue 1 authors Tom Oristaglio and Dolan Morgan. Hi fellas!

great press over the last two weeks since the fair. We are excited to continue sharing it with everyone, so spread the word – tell your friends, your family, your allergist, and your accountant! If you weren’t able to get a copy at the fair, you can buy one online here, or at a whole bunch of fantastic bookstores.

Thanks again for a wonderful day, lo those many weeks ago. Hope to see you next year!

“And this is how…”

“…I coded my first website.”

P.S. On a personal note, I would like to apologize to anyone if my mouth was full while I was talking to them around lunch time the day of the festival.

P.P.S. A thank-you to Shake Shack. That mushroom burger was delicious.

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