Our favorite Rockridge independent bookseller, Diesel, is discontinuing their frequent buyer program. Boo hoo! Scott told me today that the $20 gift cards they hand out for every $200 spent comprise 20% of their sales revenue, and thus is not economically feasible for them. I received my last $20 gift certificate today after R’s guide book purchases on Spain were attributed to I&I’s account. RIP. Random note: there is one other Diesel books location in…Malibu??? Random!
What special book will I purchase with my $20? Maybe I’ll have them special order me something. A lovely art or design coffee table, or George’s new book, or some Friere or hooks. To keep me passionate.