One of my favorite things a bookstore has ever done is Word's personals bulletin board. It's a great bookstore and this was a clever, kind idea. From time to time, I wonder how things work out for the people who use it and whether they also cross-post on Missed Connections. To that end, I have collected a handful of recent bookish posts, to encourage love between readers. Are any of these you?
Browing in the Bookstore on Bleeker - m4m - 46 (Inwood / Wash Hts)
Date: 2012-01-08, 11:49PM EST
I was browsing at Book and Book on Friday night, at the front of the store, and looked up because I felt myself in someone's glance. You were shorter than me, sharply dressed. I was wearing a long raincoat over a jacket and bow tie. I'm out of practice flirting, but thought about you since, though the encounter was brief. Drop a line if you see this, and tell me one more thing about what I was wearing, and something about what you were wearing, so I'll know it was you.
Kafka on the L Train - w4m - 25 (Heading to Williamsburg)
Date: 2012-01-06, 12:01AM EST
You had blonde hair and wore a knit hat with glasses. I had a huge knitted scarf. We chatted a bit about my book of Kafka's short stories and I made fun of your giant 15lb. weight. When we said adieu at Bedford, you gave me a semi-awkward hi-five. I thought you were adorable. Hope to run into you again on the L train :)
6pm-ish G train, cute Paul Auster-reading guy - w4m (G train, Hoyt - Clinton)
Date: 2012-01-04, 6:50PM EST
Never tried missed connections, but I regret not starting a conversation on the train--you (m) :tall, brown eyes and hair, reading Paul Auster but facing me (f): medium-height, long auburn hair, hazel eyes, red scarf and huge black mittens. A guy reading Auster has to be interesting. Which book was it? And to confirm that it's you, what make and color bag were you carrying?