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Update Following our report on an attempt by little-known Minneapolis Amazon Bookstore to sue very well known-indeed Internet bookshop Amazon.com, we received this interesting communication from a Register reader on the scene: "I am a Minneapolis resident and am slightly familiar with the suing bookstore in your article. One possible reason that the shop in question failed to notice Amazon.com is perhaps that it's clientele is so limited. It deals exclusively in lesbian literature. "They are probably just sick of tourists coming into the "real Amazon bookstore" and then wondering aloud why everyone else in the store is a broad-shouldered woman with a crew cut, and where they can get a copy of 1001 dirty golf jokes." As many members of The Register are, in the words of top comedic talent Eddie Izzard, "lesbians trapped in mens' bodies", we can, perhaps, sympathise with the store's clientele. But we're still not convinced this is anything more than an attempt to wangle a few thousand dollars out of a high-profile name. ®

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