Colbert: “You say story time, book club — what are the things that I can get from a local book store that I am not getting from shopping online?”
Patchett: “Smart people.”
Colbert: “Hey, hey, what are you talking about? The Internet is full of smart people.”
Patchett: “I mean ones you can go in and talk to. We have so many smart people working in our store. You come in, you tell me what you just read, and I’ll tell you what you should read next.”
Colbert: “No, they already have that. They already have that. People who bought this book also bought a socket wrench set. One of the rare times that I read books is to escape, so I don’t have to talk to people.”
Great interview about small bookstores, Amazon, and the humor of Stephen Colbert..