Dear Miss Snark,
I can't imagine what it must feel like the very first time you walk into the local bookstore and see your work on a shelf. Have you ever shared that experience with someone you represent?
Nope. I get books long before the bookstore does. And most of my authors live in far flung ports like... East Somewhere, New Jersey.
There's nothing like getting the cover art; then galleys; then seeing the actual book, and phoning the author to say "it's a book" to really make a day sweet. Those are really really nice days.
Readings are fun too particularly if no one knows I'm connected to the author and I can eavesdrop on their conversations.