D. Randall Blythe

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Thanks to Randy for writing such a powerful and engaging book and for making the time to come by and sign.  And thanks to all of you for supporting Randy and Fountain Bookstore with your purchases.

 

"KEEP IT LOCAL" Every few months I do one of these posts after I cruise down to the awesome @fountainbookstore here in Richmond, VA & sign a bunch of copies of my book, "Dark Days"- if you want a signed copy of "Dark Days", DO NOT go to freaking EBAY & pay a ludicrously inflated price for it (just checked- they are trying to sell signed copies for between about $60 and ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS there- WTF? I'm not even dead yet- SCREW YOU, EBAY LEECHES.) All you have to do is go to WWW. FOUNTAINBOOKSTORE.COM & order one at THE REGULAR PRICE- yes, THE REGULAR PRICE. This morning I went there & signed a bunch of hardcovers & paperbacks. Yes, Fountain Books ships WORLD-WIDE. Yes, they are INDEPENDENTLY OWNED. Yes, they are GOOD PEOPLE. Plus, if you are PATIENT & want one personalized, let them know with your order & the next time I go down there I'll even write your name in it, no extra-charge whatsoever (again, you have to be PATIENT if you want a personalized one though- I am in & out of town so much that I only stop by there once every few months- you'll get the book whenever I stop by.) Why should people pay some RIP OFF amount when they can just get the book at a regular price? And further more, once again, to you creepy Ebayers who lurk outside shows with your folders of tacky crap (pick guards, multiple copies of the same home printed photos, all that stuff- you're so obvious)-I ain't signing shit for you. You are the ones who screw it up for real fans, plus you are making money off someone else's sweat with your bullshit. So either cut me in, CASH UPFRONT, or GET A REAL JOB. If you don't like it, my advice is to go complain about what a dick I am on the internet- go ahead, get it all out & whine away- PLENTY of other people have over the years. I DO NOT CARE. IT DOES NOT BOTHER ME. AT. FREAKING. ALL. To the rest of you, have a nice day, & SUPPORT INDEPENDENTLY OWNED LOCAL BUSINESSES. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaQ #Summilux #Summilux28mm #LeicaCraft #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #streetdreamsmag #streetphotography #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic

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“You Can’t Get This From Amazon” 12.22.2018 Richmond, VA. Today I stopped by @fountainbookstore to sign a bunch of books & do personalizations for those who ordered them- I do this, because I don’t want people to get ripped off & pay a ton of money on EBay for an autographed copy of my book, Dark Days, when they can get one at a regular price, shipped anywhere in the world, from @fountainbookstore. While I was there, I found out that my friend Kelly the owner had a tweet go viral after a bunch of people were “show rooming” in the bookstore last week- that is, they came in, looked at her carefully arranged staff recommended books, & then ordered them on their phones from Amazon right there in the store to save a lousy coupla bucks. When she said something to these people, some of them even laughed in her face. After she tweeted about this, several places ran stories on her, including @businessinsider & @guardian (LINK IN MY BIO to one of these stories!) I wish I had been there, because I am not required to behave nicely to assholes. These people do not care about their community, the local economy, or anyone other than themselves. They have no respect for people who put in the time to build something cool for their city. Independent bookstores keep money in the local economy. They employ local people, artists & musicians like my friend Carl from @aurevoirit band- he can go on tour, then come back & still have a job. They support local authors, such as myself. They bring authors from out of town to speak & sign books. Amazon does not do any of this. Amazon cannot talk to you & recommend a good book for that certain friend. & I sure as shit don’t go down to Amazon to personalize a copy of my book so that someone’s husband/wife/kid/whatever can get a message for their birthday. So, as always, SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. And to you “show roomers” who laughed in my friend’s face in her bookstore, a LOCAL BUSINESS that has been serving Richmond for FORTY YEARS- you are a worthless piece of shit- go fuck yourself with an auger drill bit. Why don’t you just get outta OUR TOWN, because you don’t deserve to live amongst those of us trying to make it a better place. LOSERS.

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