Every once in a while, like tonight, someone comes in for a specific indie author or title, spends a half hour searching the chaos of shelves and says something like “Shot in the dark: Do you have Mckeever’s Eddie Current?”
I say “Let me see.” And I walk over to the shelves and find it near instantly.
They ask “How did you do that? Is there some order here that I don’t understand?”
"If so, I don’t understand it. I just always pretend I’m looking for Hark A Vagrant, and I think ‘man, every time I go looking for Hark A Vagrant, I find (insert book I’m looking for). It’s always in my way!’ and, voila, I find it."