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Final Results for April 24 Poll: Get Your Own Powell’s Employee!

Perhaps keeping in mind our frequent designation as having one of the sexiest staffs in Portland (thanks, Mercury readers!), a whopping 55% of respondents selected A Powell's employee who reads the book to you in the bath as the most desirable addition to our Indiespensable packages.

Or perhaps there are a lot of lonely bathers who frequent this blog and would like anyone — anyone at all — to read to them in the bath. I hate to speculate.

At any rate, you've spoken and we shall respond accordingly. Volume 3 of Indiespensable (not yet announced) will ship with a live Powell's employee enclosed.

Warning: if you receive a human-sized Indiespensable box that doesn't have holes punched in the lid, DO NOT OPEN IT! Just bury the thing in your backyard and let us never mention it again.

Final results:


Y'all come back next week, y'hear?

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Brockman is the head writer for the daily Book News posts on the blog. In his free time he's hard at work on his fictional memoir, which changes titles daily.

The views and commentary posted by Brockman are entirely his own, and are not representative of the whole of Powell's Books, its employees, or any sane human being.

One Response to "Final Results for April 24 Poll: Get Your Own Powell’s Employee!"

    Miss Gretchen May 2nd, 2008 at 11:59 am

    How can you not mention The Velvet Underground's "The Gift" where the blade opening the box goes "right through the center of Waldo Jeffers' head, which split slightly, and caused little rhythmic arcs of red to pulsate gently in the morning sun."

    Not that I would wish such a thing on any of my Powell's pals. . .

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