worth reading • our friend Ian Khan over at Lux Mentis blog, has been pulling together a list of bookseller conventions or ‘niceties’ that still exist but are slowly dying out . . . IMHO it’s due to the flood of ‘newbie’ booksellers into the trade who have never been exposed to professional booksellerisms and are just making shit up as they go. . . . but hey – that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong. Ian puts it all into more polite understandable verbiage, but the rule of thumb is if someone brings you a sale, you toss them a piece of the action and don’t poach clients it’s petty and rude. Basically play well with others.