[LMB] OT: moving

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 00:12:06 BST 2021


I signed up for the Uncle Hugo's news letter. They have a Go Fund Me link
for donations.

On Sun, Jun 20, 2021, 3:01 PM Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> > You were sickened; I was enraged.  I hadn't been able to make it up there
> > for quite some time, but knowing it was there was always nice.  Uncle
> > Hugo's/Edgar's was one of my regular stops on a trip to the Cities, along
> > with dinner at Khan's Mongolian BBQ.
>
> On my occasional trips to Minneapolis / St. Paul for conventions, I
> usually tried to get to Uncle Hugo's and Dreamhaven.  Hugo's was a great
> place to fill in any missing spots in my collection.
>
> I remember going down for a World Fantasy Con with a friend of mine,
> and bringing her to those bookstores.  She loaded up at Hugo's, and made
> some comment to me about how she was *pretty* sure she could stuff them
> all into her suitcase *somehow*.  I pointed out that she also needed to
> leave room for the book bag from the con.
>
> "The what?"
>
> "The freebie bag of books.  Usually, publishers give out big bags of
> books to the con members -- samples, overstock, stuff like that.  One of
> the jobs that we'll have to do in advance as part of the Registration
> team is to load up the book bags.  And apart from getting our own bags,
> there are usually books left over."
>
> She squawked.
>
> According to her, I hadn't told her about the freebie bags.
>
> Joel
>
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