Not since Ratliff, William Faulkner’s sewing machine salesman in the Snopes’ trilogy, has so much news traveled at such a snail’s pace.
BAIPA member Tim Jollymore, an Oakland Resident and IBPA member, has traveled three times to Beagle and Wolf Books (a long way away) carrying news — in the form of books — and bringing back news and ideas from the heartland to the coast.
“It is a one person at a time distribution system,” Jollymore says, “the most inefficient and most satisfying way to sell books.”
Late this summer Jollymore will head east once again for a 50-stop tour of the upper Mid-west (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, throwing in parts of Iowa, and North and South Dakota). On this fourth trip in three years, he’ll be bringing his new friend (his third novel) The Advent of Elizabeth.
Does he travel the back roads of California? What self-respecting sewing machine dealer or author would not? He will be at
Copperfields, Petaluma: Saturday, February, 6, 1:30
Copperfields, Sebastopol: Saturday, February 27, 12:00 noon
Come meet the itinerant town-crier, talk about books, and, maybe, pick up a sewing machine or a book.
News Release by Walter Lumppio, Finns Way Books publicist.