From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego, CA
Hadn't planned on stopping by here today, but after I did an hours worth of intense business with Bill at his Store today he asked if I still see you from time to time...I'd only seen you twice in 2008, and before that it had been 21 years and more, but that I do communicate with you from time to time.
So he asked me to say "Hi!" for him, and ask if the two of you missed each other during any of your book store treks in San Diego during your 2008 visits. The man is in and out of the store A LOT, and I had to make an appointment with him today to ensure we were both at the same place at the same time.
I was doing a verbal download with him and one of his assistants while we did our business, and the College Grove Waldens & Read-A-Rama came up, as well as Book Stop III (and I learned the history of that "chain" for the first time today).
While talking about You with Bill I went on a mini-rant about CITY, the NIGHT LAND, the entire Dying Earth/End of Time Genre, emerging literary traditions in SF, etc, even mentioning the Quantico Book(s) and the forteld tie in between that book and the novels in the Queen of Angels sequence.
So, Bill says Hi and Stop by the Store when you are in Town. It's now on Adams Avenue across from the John Adams Post Office.
From: Greg Bear
I always try to get by Bill's store when in town, usually around Comic-Con. Lots of bookstore connections in my home town! Wahrenbrock's and Otento and so many others...