Friday, June 5, 2009

Weakland's Book "A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church" Arrives at Boswell

I was talking to our customer John W., who keeps tabs on what's going on with Catholic and regional publishing (and this book fits both bills), who said that he thinks we're the first folks in town to get in Rembert Weakland's memoir, A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church. I would say we had more holds for this book than we have for Dan Brown's, but I think that's partly because nobody thinks there will be a shortage of The Lost Symbol.
Weakland was a regular shopper at the Schwartz Bookshop downtown, back when I was a bookseller there in the 1980's. His Saturday trek also generally included the classical music shop at Radio Doctors. He was a very gracious customer.

Oh, and John already spotted a couple of minor errors, saying Weakland lived in Milwaukee after he decamped to St. Francis, and another mixing up two churches. We agreed that only someone proofreading who lived in Milwaukee would probably catch those gaffes.

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