Is there anything better than helping fiercely independent readers find their way to under-appreciated works, tucked into shelves, waiting to be discovered, hoping to be shared? Normally, I would say this is the single greatest thing about working the 9-3 shift at PSB on Sundays, but that would be a half-truth.
I come for the books...
but I stay for the dogs.
Our customers invite us into their reading lives, but they invite us into their families sometimes, too. And while we don’t hand out candy to their toddlers and teens, we do pass out an awful lot of dog treats. And best we can tell, the love is mutual, even if it is bought and paid for in crunchy milk bone goodness.
Whatever it takes to keep the customer happy, right?
Their names read like a restaurant menu, from Pimms to Pudding. But these guys mean more to us than a break in our duties to scratch ears and shake paws. They mean community. And for an indie like us, that means everything, so we’ve decided to give a little something back in the name of good books, loud barks and, without a doubt, the best dogs in Boston.
For the first time this holiday season, PSB is proud to offer our very own 2013 calendar, SIT. STAY. READ! featuring the store’s most loyal four-legged customers as centerfolds. Is your dog Mr. October? Let’s find out!
On Sunday, July 8 and Sunday, July 15, between 9am and 3pm bring your dog by the store for a photo opp. A quick pic and your dog’s name is all that’s required. We’ll do the rest to have SIT. STAY. READ! available just in time for calendar season at year’s end.
And the best part? Not only will your dog be an overnight sensation, gracing every refrigerator in Cambridge, proceeds from calendar sales will be donated to LAST HOPE K-9 RESCUE, a Boston-based organization that rescues as many dogs as possible from high-volume kill shelters throughout the U.S., to be adopted or fostered in MA, until they can be placed in their…ahem…fur-ever homes.
We hope you and Roscoe, Toby, Copley, Pudding, and everyone else can make it. It promises to be (forgive me) a howling good time!