While I was in Washington D.C. recently I told the story of my daughter’s disappointment at not being able to get the book that, unbeknownst to me, she’d been waiting six years for.
Being a dad I knew I had to get that book, so I put the word out to you good folks and the leads immediately started coming in. My daughter knew exactly which one it was. For that, if you’re one of the folks who went searching, thank you.
Before going to bed that night I checked my email and much to my surprise found a note from Matthew, manager of the Folger Gift Shop, who wrote, “Saw your post. Is it one of these?” along with several links (including the one we wanted), as well as links to the publisher of some titles that they did not currently stock, but could get. (I see that he also came back and commented on the blog post as well.)
On top of that he said they’d even include free shipping! Which was awesome, because if we’d manage to get the book right there while we were in town, we wouldn’t have had to worry about that additional expense (which can sometimes be almost as expensive as the book!)
The book is on the way. Thanks Matthew and the Folger gang! Outstanding customer service. If you’re ever in town be sure to visit, and pick up a souvenir 🙂