Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
By Jen Campbell
(Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781468301281, 144pp.)
Publication Date: September 13, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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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?"
If we didn't know it already, this irresistible book is proof positive that booksellers are heroes, the world over.