SPL hosted a Bookish Happy Hour at the Diller Room, which had the excellent goal of getting people to chat about books and book culture. What an excellent idea! And sure enough, the event was a hit - by the time I got there (as soon as I could get out of class, an hour after the scheduled start), there were about 30 attendees and 5 SPL employees engaged in animated discussion. I saw down and talked with as many people as I could before the event ended. Much to my (happy) surprise, I found someone who loved Vonda McIntyre's classic fantasy novel Dreamsnake as much as I did. Conversations like ours were happening all over the bar - at one point, applause broke out in a corner booth where a book club formed spontaneously! Read the full account on my Directed Fieldwork site.