It was wonderful to see, during a recent sojourn in Rome, that the Italian edition of A Romance on Three Legs, published by Einaudi in the spring, was displayed face out at a bookstore in the center of Rome.
As if that weren’t gratification enough, it turned out that Einaudi’s own little shop in Rome is a few hundred meters from the apartment on Via Giulia, the historic street where said sojourn took place.
And inside the little Einaudi outpost, the book is also prominently displayed. I met Maurizio, the man tending the store, who was only too happy to shake my hand and ask me to sign a copy of the book. Still better, he told me that someone had actually come into the store to request the book!