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A Tale of three books

22 January 2013, 10:05

Some months ago I was contacted by a leading bookstore to inform me that they have a new book which will be on the shelves by 1st December 2010.

The books had to be imported to South Africa from the USA and this will take some time to arrive.  The theme was “Legalization of Marijuana” (in the USA).  This type of book, it has been found, is not popular with much of the reading public due to, it seems, the involved medical terminology and the cost.

None of the other book outlets had the book in stock and there was little demand for the book.  Only three copies were ordered and on arrival they were deposited in a store-room in Cape Town prior to the dispatch to the book outlet.  I received my copy without much ado in the beginning of December 2012.

A few days ago I asked the manageress if the other two had been sold or were they still on the shelf.  (Price +- R330) The point here is that there are only 3 copies in the country while one is in my possession and the other two gathering dust.

I recently wrote an article for NEWS 24 and mentioned the book as a source of information. 

Earlier that week an article appeared on NEWS 24  Re the medicinal  value of dagga.  While reading the comments I reached the comments close to the bottom of the columns, where the author referred to the 26 deaths and a list of properties of dagga which was obviously taken from a previous article of mine and it is information which I took from the book. The author, too, added that he had bought the book.  Remember there are only three in the country and only two now in the book outlet.

This prompted me out of interest to contact the manageress of the bookstore but her stocks still numbered two. According to her database none of the other outlets in the group ordered or purchased that particular book due to its price and popularity by the reading public.  Very few books are exchanged between the outlets due to transport and other expenses incurred.  It is possible the comments at the bottom of the article may have been deleted or erased.   They had been erased or deleted.                         
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