The Other Change of Hobbit
A Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookstore
Sam in Trouble
|Sam at the vet's, between getting physical from technician and getting thorough exam from his doctor.
Two x-rays later, we know that his bladder wall may have a slight inflammation. There are no obvious crystals/stones blocking plumbing, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. It's a wait-and-see situation. Meantime, he's off dry kibble and on a wet food only diet. He'll need to be isolated in a room (bathroom) where he isn't peeing on linens or bedclothes, at least until he stopped randomly dripping. And he's got a painkiller for the next three days.
So, situation not dire. But now we wait. And we continue to cross fingers. Thanks again to everyone who donated last night which made this possible.
Sam in Trouble
|Sam in trouble. Looks like the lap of luxury, but a closer look shows the spots where he's been leaking. Sam has some kind of urinary blockage and needs a visit to the vet, but we have run out of moving funds, let alone cat maintenance funds.
We're going to try to take Sam to the vet tomorrow.
Wow! Thanks to everyone who donated through PayPal. We have enough to cover the inital exam. Should the exam lead to more expensive treatment, we'll let everyone know what those costs are likely to be, and may put up the PayPal donation button again. In the meantime, cross fingers and hold a good thought for Sam.
We Moved (Again)
|We left South Berkeley at the end of February, after three years of slowing business. We are in the process of setting up a new store in El Cerrito,
sharing space with Cerrito Printing at 1600 Kearney, northeast
corner of Potrero Ave.|
Directions and current hours can be found on our updated Hours and Location page. During this transition, we plan to be open for browsing and sales 4-7pm weekdays, with flexible hours on the weekends as we rebuild and restock inventory from storage. Best to call first before dropping by: 510-848-0413.
The latest news about Sam and Trouble and the bookstore move can be found on our Facebook page.
|We have a handful of signed copies of this year's FOGCon book, Susan R. Matthews' collection, Jurisdiction: An Episode and An Incident. This volume collects two previously unpublished Andrej Koscuisko stories.
It's listed at our ABEBooks store.
|6-8pm, Saturday, September 15th, 2012:|
Nick Mamatas and Tim Pratt (aka T. A. Pratt) read from and chatted about their recent Chizine books, Bullettime and Briarpatch.
|2-6pm, Sunday, March
Diana L. Paxson and Deborah J. Ross will read and chat about The Worlds of Marion Zimmer Bradley.
Camille Alexa, Claude Lalumiere, and Tim Pratt (aka T. A. Pratt) will read and answer questions about their work.