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Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
$15.00
From the hugely popular blog, a miscellany of hilarious bookstore moments. Learn More

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Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
$12.99
This irresistible collection is proof positive that booksellers everywhere are heroes

A simple Twitter question posed by John Cleese—“What is your biggest pet peeve?”—inspired Jen Campbell to start a blog collecting all the ridiculous conversations overheard in her bookstore.

• “Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?”
• “Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?”
• “I’ve forgotten my glasses, can you read me the first chapter?”
• “Excuse me . . . is this book edible?”

Filled with fun and quirky illustrations by the award-winning Brothers McLeod and featuring contributions from booksellers across the United States and Canada, as well as the author’s native UK, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores is a celebration of bookstores, large and small, and of the brilliant booksellers who toil in those literary fields, as well as the myriad of colorful characters that walk through the doors everyday.


Praise for Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores:

"So funny, so sad... Read it and sigh." - -Neil Gaiman

"Both a celebration of the wonders of bookshops and an affectionate look at the huge variety of people that frequent them." - A Case for Books Blog



Jen Campbell is a poet, short story writer, and bookseller. She graduated from Edinburgh University with a Masters in English Literature. Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores was a London Times bestseller in its UK edition, with rights sold in Germany, Finland, and Sweden. She currently works at an independent bookstore in North London. Visit jen-campbell.blogspot.com for more.
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Twentysomething
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Twenty-five is far too young to be having a mid-life crisis, but Jack Lancaster is going to make a go of it anyway, and give it his best shot. Learn More

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Shut Up, You're Fine!
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The wickedly funny collection of nursery rhymes for the South Park generation illustrated by the incomparable Barry Moser. Learn More

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Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York
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Before Sex and the City, before Bridget Jones, there was the prototypical big city girl as singleton, our very own Sheila Levine Learn More

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Scapegoat
$19.95
“In the beginning there was blame. Adam
blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent, and
we’ve been hard at it ever since.” Learn More

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The Relationship Dictionary
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A hip and portable guide to the workings of modern relationships. Learn More

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Molvania
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Bored by Bulgaria Tired of Turkey Try Molvania! But don't leave home without the funniest faux travel guide you'll ever read. Turning the standard text and design of familiar travel guides on its ear is the mandate of the Jetlag Travel Guide to Molvan a, the small Eastern European nation keen to position itself as a tourist attraction, despite the fact that it doesn't exist. Learn More

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The Law is a Ass
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The law is no laughing matter. But when one looks more closely it teems with humor. This delicious and irreverent book contains many witty and sometimes profound observations and sayings, arranged in sections covering justice, the law, lawyers, courts, libel, crime and punishment, and wills. Each section begins with a preface by Ronald Irving, with insights and anecdotes about the law. The book is illustrated throughout with cartoons and sketches, and will interest and entertain lawyers and all who have ever marveled at the mysterious workings of the law. And it's a great gift! Learn More

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Great Sayings
$20.00
A collection of quips and wisdom. Learn More

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