its always embarassing to have to buy copies of your own book…but i end up doing it a lot, usually because i never have enough time to order from penguin at my authors discount rate (since i usually need the books by yesterday when i buy them), and because i dont have a room lined from floor to ceiling with my books, unlike some authors i know, heh.
anyway, so went to landmark, which didnt have a single copy (grah! no one finds my book anywhere any more, and its going to be another year at least before penguin wakes up to this fact!) but crossword did, met one of the store managers there and found the two copies i needed. interesting meeting with the woman who now runs the store (Sidharth Pansari, the bum, is in New Zealand on his honeymoon) where she asked me to autograph a few copies of my book, only to find i had just bought all the copies of my book there were in the store. somewhat embarassing, that.
While landmark didnt have my book, it did have a very extensive graphic novel collection. AND i had just got ticket money reimbursed from bidhannagar college, so i bought 3 sandmans, and league of extraordinary gentlemen volume 1. and muhaha to that.