Tuesday, March 10, 2009

From Illinois, via Swisspost

I ordered a couple of books through Alibris (wonderful used-bookstore consolidation site), all three shipped from a bookseller in Illinois. Or so I thought.

I was beginning to get a bit worried about the shipment (I ordered a month ago) and they showed up today. I now know why they took so long -- they apparently shipped from Switzerland. I have no idea why (perhaps because the local bookshop didn't really have them?).

They came in a giant white tyvek bag with all sorts of official-looking government tags and plastic locks on it. It was pretty funny.

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