handwritten notes from the margins of the third page of the june inventory list* for the purgatory emporium

Order x2 amount of bottles, last case arrived damaged.

Clean awning. Inquire re: budget for new awning, sick of stripes.

It’s been so long.

Bring in cupcakes Tuesday?

I could wait forever and he will never [remainder of sentence illegible].

Remember to release the goldfish before annual burning – don’t need a repeat of last year.

Burnt and purged away.

Caramel cupcakes, maybe.

*the third page of the inventory list includes feathers, teacups, dreamcatchers, goldfish bowls, marshmallows & melancholy.

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. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.

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Marcheline · June 22, 2012 at 10:48 am

List, oh list!


brianne · June 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I love things in threes. And third pages. And lists. And cupcakes. And that’s probably enough. 🙂 Happy Friday, Erin.

Jim · June 23, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Hi Erin! Congratulations on your feature in EW this week (I assume you know what I refer to). I saw it and I kinda went “HOOZABAWHATSEE LOOOOOKIE HERE ITS ERIN!!!!!!”

Archie · June 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Erin! Please Keep writing! It’s such a joy to read literature that is well written! I thoroughly enjoyed “The Night Circus”! I can’t wait for your other works! You definitely took us on a fantastic journey into a world of mystery and intrigue. All the best!

Dedicated Circus-goer,

Demented Seamstress · June 26, 2012 at 11:13 am

Those poor goldfish.

Shannon · July 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Lists including melancholy always brighten my day.

Chelsea · July 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

So what actually is in that store? I’m curious now.

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