Kramerbooks, located in Washington’s trendy Dupont Circle district, is the place Washingtonians go to hang out, browse books, and grab something to eat at the attached cafe.
It’s much smaller than a Barnes and Noble and has survived Amazon because it is cozy and inviting, offering the feeling that you are immersed within a warm den of great books. And if you’re going to sell a political book, it’s a good place to start, given the clientele.
The place was open at 12:01 am Tuesday morning expecting long lines for James Comey’s new book, “I’ve Got Higher Morals than You,” or “I’m Loyal to Getting High,” or whatever it’s called, released on Tuesday. But on hand were more photographers, reporters and salespeople, all working the night shift, than customers.
They’re unpacking the books and there are a dozen cameras for each customer present pic.twitter.com/jlpggJfHM0
— Hannah (@ruthyoest) April 17, 2018
The ratings for his much-hyped appearance with George Stephanopoulos were also a disappointment.
To be sure, Comey’s book is #1 on Amazon. But I don’t expect it to stay there long. There’s little in the book except for tales Comey has already told and the philosophy and moralizing of a professional bureaucrat.
I expect Comey, realizing that his act is getting stale quick, to try to pull some new tricks out of his bag by making increasingly outrageous statements during his upcoming interviews. And he’ll just further diminish himself and add to the damage done to his reputation by this self-important, self-indulgent book masquerading as a deep meditation on our society.
H/T Washington Examiner.