de Ville Books vs Katrina
J: I hate to say it, it sounds crass, but money is what we all need. The no flood insurance rip-off reminds me of a New Yorker cartoon I read recently; the three little pigs are talking to the insurance adjuster. Essentially he says what our insurance adjuster said; "The huff and the puff are covered, but wolf spittle is not covered."
K: Thanks Joanne, keep up the good work and the good spirits, and our best to your boss and your Mom.
To reiterate what we said about helping these booksellers, the American Booksellers Association has a Bookseller Relief Fund to assist booksellers affected by Hurricane Katrina. Contributions to the fund will be gratefully accepted. ABA seeded the relief fund with an opening donation of $25,000. Checks should be made payable to Bookseller Relief Fund and sent to ABA's office at 200 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Please write "Bookseller Relief" on the outside of the envelope.