letters to the skellar of attitudes and aardvarks

A woman named Jan was kind and desperate enough this past summer in her search for Jim Carroll titles to write and request a contact by telephone.

"I am interested in Jim Carroll titles. etc. Can I contact you by phone? If so, what is the number?"

Jan - I am not adverse to giving out my phone number, but it is most likely unnecessary that we actually talk. I presume you must be experiencing trouble trying to order from the Bookskellar site. This problem is due to the fact that our supplier (AMAZON.COM) has gone offline temporarily, and has been so for about a week. These technical difficulties may yet continue for another week according to a memo I received yesterday from the AMAZON folks.

I regret any inconvenience to you in these matters and am quite dismayed that Bookskellar customers are being turned away under circumstances I cannot control. If you can wait out this technical difficulty AMAZON is currently experiencing, returning to the Bookskellar, you should be able to place your orders with no problem shortly. Outside of what you can read from our online catalogue, there is really no further information I can provide you about any specific Jim Carroll listings. However, once AMAZON is back online, clicking on a particular JC listing will take you to the specific JC listing on the AMAZON site where often there IS some further information on that particular title.

Gabriel Thy

August, 1997