When I was growing up, the Daily News was the paper of choice in my house, and while I've grown apart from it (it's mostly like the New York Post without the catchy headlines), I still do pick one up from time to time. And I did the other day and I saw: the venerable NYC bookstore The Strand is now a candy store? Yes, THAT Strand.
I, okay what? Well, no, not really. They still sell books, but now they also sell a whole lot of candy too, because it's pretty tough selling books these days. Okay, let me tell you, there are two things upsetting here: 1) The Strand is now selling candy, 2) We didn't start doing it first. After we here in Brooklyn got our shiny new shelves before the start of the semester that were, well, largely empty at the time, I did think to myself "Students, students are coming, we need to fill these shelves with candy." Although given our own proclivities here at Shakespeare & Co., it would probably be more like Clif Bars. A large percentage of our staff subsists on these and nothing else, as far as I can tell.