clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Shopping The Personals Special Barnes & Noble Book Signing Edition

New, 1 comment

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

It's time again for Shopping The Personals, a recurring Racked feature wherein we comb through the retail-based Missed Connections listings on Craigslist.

In this special edition of Shopping The Personals, we're taking a look at some awkward, romantic-tension-charged brushups that have occurred recently at Barnes & Noble book signings about town. Let's get right to it:

1) Midtown West: "You were at Stephanie Klein's book signing for Moose. I was in the second row; you were standing in back. We made eye contact once or twice while I was scanning the room for people I knew. After the reading, you were standing by the brownies, next to an Asian girl. I came over to say hi, but couldn't find the chance to work my way into the conversation. When I came back again, you were gone. Hit me up if you see this." [Listing]

2) Union Square: "You arrived at the David Sedaris book reading an hour early, but all the seats were taken and it was already crowded with hundred and standees, so you were standing three book cases back, reading Chuck Klosterman, and leaning on a short bookcase. I was standing next to you with a friend chatting and chatting, noticing that you were eaves dropping and smiling, yet you never looked up from your book. Sigh. Let's meet up and discuss Sedaris or other authors?" [Listing]

3) Union Square: "Cute Girl At David Sedaris signing, you 'asked' me for a cigarette. You were wearing a cute dress and you have short hair. We had a conversation about you having one of those faces that is asking for a cigarette, while I have a face that looks like I am willing to give one. We waved at each other as I was leaving, talking on my cellphone. I had people to meet up with, but it would have been nice to have stayed and talked to you!" [Listing]
Photo credit