During my research for that post, when looking for a suitable link to information about the Book Nook, I came across the following post in an online chat forum:
“Love books worked in retail books for last 20 years(was just recently fired as manager of Book Nook Marietta after 10 years)…..anyway I’m mostly a non-fiction guy ,but I love fiction from John Steinbeck to Stan Lee.”
If this Barry is indeed The Story Teller, and it seems likely that it is (I recall that The Story Teller seemed to hold some position of authority. In my last post I called him “owner,” but “manager” fits nearly as well), I feel that it is my responsibility to cast the light of inquisition on the circumstances surrounding his firing. What is The Book Nook without The Story Teller?
I am calling the readers of this blog to action regarding this horrible turn of events. This, as Barry says, is “an unexpected shock and trauma” for me and all those like me, whose memories of childhood book buying are crystallized in the image and sound of The Story Teller. Please post any pertinent information regarding Barry’s firing. We will know the facts. We, like Barry, are “non-fiction guys”.
Oh, Barry! You have fallen on hard times. Your stories stifled by the limitations of print and the character maximums of chat forum posting boxes. You are not forgotten, Storyteller! You talk more loudly than ever now, and what you say will resound in history!