Man Charged with Bookstore Assault - OhioI've noticed this kind of thing for a while now and 2009 seems to be getting off to a really quick start when it comes to bookstore crime. The links above are all from just the last two or three days, in fact.
Man Guilty in Bookstore Molestations - California
Blogger Stabbed at Bookstore in Bejing - China
Adult Bookstore Robbed at Gunpoint - Kentucky
Jimmy Carter Visits University Bookstore to Sign Books - Washington
Teens Treated After Collapsing at Bookstore - California
Bookstore Evacuated After Electrical Problem - Texas
Man Guilty of Punching Bookstore Owner - Canada
What really kills me, though, is the number of child molesters who do their sick thing in the children's section of bookstores - and how many parents send their small children there alone while they themselves wander around the rest of the store. I take my grandchildren to bookstores on a regular basis and, I guarantee you, that the last thing I would ever do is lose sight of them for ten seconds - even in a bookstore. And yet I see little ones in the children's section all alone for fifteen to thirty minutes at a time. That scares me.
Lessons to be learned: Stay away from Adult Bookstores and Jimmy Carter book-signings.