Seinfeld: Season 9, Episode 17

The Bookstore (9 Apr. 1998)

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While at Brentano's, George is forced to buy an expensive art book after taking it into the bathroom. George has a hard time getting rid of said book. Jerry catches Uncle Leo shoplifting ... See full summary »

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While at Brentano's, George is forced to buy an expensive art book after taking it into the bathroom. George has a hard time getting rid of said book. Jerry catches Uncle Leo shoplifting and has a hard time dealing with the situation. Kramer and Newman set up a rickshaw business using New York's homeless population but the plans quickly backfire. Elaine gets in trouble when she has a drunken make out session at Peterman's Christmas party and Peterman orders the guy to attend rehab. Written by halo1k

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The beer stein in Elaine's apartment is beside the bookstore's cash register. See more »

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George Costanza: They made me buy it... A hundred bucks this thing cost me.
[George gestures to the book]
George Costanza: How dare they? I got news for you, if it wasn't for the toilet, there would be no books.
Jerry Seinfeld: [Sarcastically] Yeah. I understand Guttenberg used to spend a lot of time in there.
George Costanza: They're selling coffee, bran muffins... you're surrounded by reading material... It's entrapment!
Jerry Seinfeld: [Reading the cover of the book George was forced to buy] 'French Impressionist Paintings'?
George Costanza: I find the soothing pastoral images very conduc...
Jerry Seinfeld: [...]
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