Lewis Meyer is a bookseller in the southwest and his second novel, like his first, Second Wife (Prentice-Hall-1963) inherits absolutely nothing literary from its background which is publishing and in this case a bookshop. This one is about a harassed proprietor and his harem of female clerks, Gloria, Elsie, Louise, Heather, Trish and sometimes Trudy. There is also Shah, a soigne pussycat. And there there is the boss, a middleaged man given to risque innuendoes; he also swims naked at his health club every noon. More? There are the customers, society types, kleptomaniacs, and other predictable nuts. Eventually the novel grapples with the story of a high-class autograph party. Well-- he can keep his ballpoint poised. After all, he owns the bookstore.