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Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

Jen Campbell

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0128-1
Trim Size: 5 x 7 3/4
Hardcover
Overlook
09/01/2012

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Customer: Have you read every single book in here?

Bookseller: No, I can't say I have.

Customer: Well, you're not very good at your job, are you?

A simple Twitter question posed by John Cleese-"What is your pet peeve?" -inspired Jen Campbell to start a blog collecting all the ridiculous conversations overheard in her bookstore, everything from "Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?" to the hunt for a paperback which could forecast the next year’s weather; from "I've forgotten my glasses, please read me the first chapter" to "Excuse me ... is this book edible?"; and from "Can books conduct electricity?" to "My children are just climbing your bookshelves: that's ok... isn't it?" In addition to these gems, Overlook and Jen Campbell have selected new material from booksellers throughout the United States and Canada, thanks to very generous (and eager) submissions.

If we didn't know it already, this irresistible book is proof positive that booksellers are heroes, the world over.

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 grew up in England and graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in English Literature. She is a published poet and short story writer. She works at a bookstore in North London.

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