I was hoping for a photograph or two from an indie bookstore, since the only pics I've seen so far of Alien Contact in the wild are at B&N stores....
So a special "thank you" to Jude Feldman at the best genre bookstore on the West Coast (and possibly even points farther):
Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94110
Note: When I asked Jude (via email) about the brown something in the top right corner of the photograph, she responded: "...the brown/black thing you're seeing in the background is a portion of a steampunk art piece that's mounted on the wall. It's called The Triparator and it was made by Dr. Alan Rorie."