Whenever I meet a bookseller or a librarian, I automatically assume that person is a decent human being. It can often take a lot for me to lose my trust in someone who chooses to makes a living out of books, even if we've just met. But this story reminds me that some booksellers, like everyone else, are just terrible people. Rosa Goldensohn writes:

The Strand Book Store used its sprinkler system to drive away homeless people from beneath its famous red awning and yanked a sign warning people of the tactic after a reporter asked about it, DNAinfo New York has learned.

This is the kind of story that makes me want to go back to bed for the rest of the week.

(Via Sarah Weinman.)