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Posted: 8/9/2005 3:07:11 PM EDT
so the other day i was killin time and went looking thru the book store.
Now im was looking for a few diff books. i headed over to the religon side. and guess what i saw.
now, the whole 1 hour i spent walking around the store i noticed EVERYthing was in aplhabetical order! well i get over there and this is what i see.... islam top 4 rows,christianity bottom two rows. Now last time i checked C came way before I . Im by no means saying i am anti-islamic but,, it kinda stuck me as ,,well fucked up to be honest about it! is that wrong or should i go step in ,line with all the ________(fill in the blank) haters!

if i made a typo get over it!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:12:00 PM EDT
Interesting to know. Email them and see what they say. Take a pic?

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:14:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By protus:
so the other day i was killin time and went looking thru the book store.
Now im was looking for a few diff books. i headed over to the religon side. and guess what i saw.
now, the whole 1 hour i spent walking around the store i noticed EVERYthing was in aplhabetical order! well i get over there and this is what i see.... islam top 4 rows,christianity bottom two rows. Now last time i checked C came way before I . Im by no means saying i am anti-islamic but,, it kinda stuck me as ,,well fucked up to be honest about it! is that wrong or should i go step in ,line with all the ROP(fill in the blank) haters!

if i made a typo get over it!

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:15:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By protus:
so the other day i was killin time and went looking thru the book store.
Now im was looking for a few diff books. i headed over to the religon side. and guess what i saw.
now, the whole 1 hour i spent walking around the store i noticed EVERYthing was in aplhabetical order! well i get over there and this is what i see.... islam top 4 rows,christianity bottom two rows. Now last time i checked C came way before I . Im by no means saying i am anti-islamic but,, it kinda stuck me as ,,well fucked up to be honest about it! is that wrong or should i go step in ,line with all the ________(fill in the blank) haters!

if i made a typo get over it!

Lemme guess - CENTRAL Fla? Regional Jihadi-central.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:15:04 PM EDT
Christianity is not a protected subculture in this country, as opposed to Islam.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:16:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:19:48 PM EDT
I am not surprised.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:23:11 PM EDT
Aw heck, that's nothing...

I was in B&N in Tulsa a couple of years ago and asked if they could order a copy of "Unintended Consequences" and they said that they could. They also said that they would need a credit card number to order it. I told them that I wanted to use cash, but didn't mind paying for it right then and waiting a week or two for it to get there. Then they said that they could take cash, but they needed to see my driver's license first (MEGA WTF'S???) and I asked why. They wouldn't give me an answer other than to say that it was policy for ordering "these kind of books".

I took my money and walked out, haven't been back there since...
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:34:18 PM EDT
At least they still carry Shotgun News and other gun mags. Some other stores in my area have a no gun magazines policy.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:39:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 3:40:53 PM EDT by Mauser101]
Why should you be suprised?

B&N stocks the books that sell well. Recently we've become uncomfortably aware of the RoP wanting to kill us. As such people are intrested in learning about the RoP. Thusly, RoP books sell well. Ten years ago every book in the relegion section was about crystals and wicka.

Christians shop for Bibles and Christian themed books at Christian Book Stores.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:51:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mauser101:
Why should you be suprised?

B&N stocks the books that sell well. Recently we've become uncomfortably aware of the RoP wanting to kill us. As such people are intrested in learning about the RoP. Thusly, RoP books sell well. Ten years ago every book in the relegion section was about crystals and wicka.

Christians shop for Bibles and Christian themed books at Christian Book Stores.

Sure, sure, nothing to see here, move along.

Nevermind all the LLLib shenanigans during the election cycle, with B&N / Borders staffers hiding / concealing Kerry-bashing books in stockrooms, while setting displays of Bush-bashing books right inside the front door.

nothing going on at all.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:23:32 PM EDT
[quoteChristians shop for Bibles and Christian themed books at Christian Book Stores.]

Heck they gouge us the worst, I try the majors 1st.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:28:02 PM EDT
The religion section of the B&N near me has far more Christian-themed books than any other type by far.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:34:02 PM EDT
My Borders has a single book (not a single copy of a book, just one book) on Islam tucked away in its religion section. The first three copies have obscenities scrawled on the cover and the first one looks suspiciously like somebody wiped his ass with the title page.

Ironically, the book isn't supporting or denouncing Islam at all. It's a history of Islam, its origins, key figures in its history, and philisophical aspects.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:43:29 PM EDT
Maybe it is alphabetical...

A for allah comes before J for Jesus???

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:44:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mauser101:
Why should you be suprised?

B&N stocks the books that sell well. Recently we've become uncomfortably aware of the RoP wanting to kill us. As such people are intrested in learning about the RoP. Thusly, RoP books sell well. Ten years ago every book in the relegion section was about crystals and wicka.

Christians shop for Bibles and Christian themed books at Christian Book Stores.



My local B&N doesn't stock Conservative authors with anywhere near enough copies. I looked for Thomas Sowell's new book for a couple of weeks before I just got it from Borders. I've had the same problem with Ann Coulter and Larry Elder books and these books were on the Best Sellers lists. This is a store in a very Conservative city and county in CA.

Still I wouldn't disagree that B&N is marketing the Islam volumes. Everyone's seen the Christian ones.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:47:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 4:48:22 PM EDT by DoubleFeed]
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:59:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 5:07:25 PM EDT by Hydguy]
The reason tha the korans (book of lies in english) is on the top shelf is baecaus of muslim groups complaining that the korans always ended up on the bottom shelfs.

It is now a B&N policy to keep them on the top shelf.

The guy to contact is Mark Bottini mbottini @ bn.com (remove the spaces).
He is the VP Director of Stores.

Don't ask how I got the info, just bombard him with e-mail.....

A link to him...Mark Bottini
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:02:12 PM EDT
I was in there on Friday and noticed a title on an end cap.

"Queer stories for boys"
"Homosexual stories for our times" (Or some such shit.)
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:31:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 5:34:08 PM EDT by nightstalker]

Originally Posted By Hydguy:
The reason tha the korans (book of lies in english) is on the top shelf is baecaus of muslim groups complaining that the korans always ended up on the bottom shelfs.

It is now a B&N policy to keep them on the top shelf.

The guy to contact is Mark Bottini mbottini @ bn.com (remove the spaces).
He is the VP Director of Stores.

Don't ask how I got the info, just bombard him with e-mail.....

A link to him...Mark Bottini



"Q. How old do I have to be to buy a top shelf magazine?
A. Strictly speaking legally acceptable pornographic magazines displayed on the top shelf of a newsagent can be sold legally to anyone of any age. They are sold on the top shelf and to over 18s only by convention.

Guess I'm OK with them being on the top shelf
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:37:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:24:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FedGunner:
I was in there on Friday and noticed a title on an end cap.

"Queer stories for boys"
"Homosexual stories for our times" (Or some such shit.)



and guess where that section was right next to the islam and christain books,,and of course they had the end space at each row front, with some "'select "" books out...

oh well .....
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:07:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:26:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
I was in B&N in Tulsa a couple of years ago and asked if they could order a copy of "Unintended Consequences" and they said that they could. They also said that they would need a credit card number to order it. I told them that I wanted to use cash, but didn't mind paying for it right then and waiting a week or two for it to get there. Then they said that they could take cash, but they needed to see my driver's license first (MEGA WTF'S???) and I asked why. They wouldn't give me an answer other than to say that it was policy for ordering "these kind of books".


no-fucking-way!!! really, did this happen???
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:34:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mauser101:
Why should you be suprised?

B&N stocks the books that sell well. Recently we've become uncomfortably aware of the RoP wanting to kill us. As such people are intrested in learning about the RoP. Thusly, RoP books sell well. Ten years ago every book in the relegion section was about crystals and wicka.

Christians shop for Bibles and Christian themed books at Christian Book Stores.


You know better than that. Reason is not allowed when slights are perceived.

He's right guys, it's marketing 101. Put the best selling stuff where the public can get it easily.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:39:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
I was in B&N in Tulsa a couple of years ago and asked if they could order a copy of "Unintended Consequences" and they said that they could. They also said that they would need a credit card number to order it. I told them that I wanted to use cash, but didn't mind paying for it right then and waiting a week or two for it to get there. Then they said that they could take cash, but they needed to see my driver's license first (MEGA WTF'S???) and I asked why. They wouldn't give me an answer other than to say that it was policy for ordering "these kind of books".


no-fucking-way!!! really, did this happen???



Yes it happened, at the 71st Street store, just across the street south from Woodland Hills Mall.
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