Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
"What is your biggest pet peeve?" This simple Twitter question posed by John Cleese inspired bookseller 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 "Did Charles... show more
"What is your biggest pet peeve?" This simple Twitter question posed by John Cleese inspired bookseller 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 "Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?" Anyone who has ever worked in retail will nod knowingly at requests like "I’ve forgotten my glasses, can you read me the first chapter?" Or the absurdity of questions like "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. This irresistible collection is proof positive that booksellers everywhere are heroes.
Publish date: September 13th 2012
Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
Series: Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops (#1)
Author Jen Campbell shares hilarious overheard bits and snatches of conversations with bookstore patrons in this book. Organized somewhat by theme (customers misbehaving, customers who can't remember the title of a book, Kindles, etc.) we get short (sometimes just a sentence) of what life is like in...
3,5 stars.Funny book that had me laughing a lot. However, I don't recommend reading it in only in one day, as I got a bit too tired of all the jokes by the time I reached the end of the book.It made me wonder if some people leave their brains at home before they leavin in the mornings.
Oh man, this was both horrible and amazing to read. Can you believe the stupidity of the human race? Some of these things really made me lose my faith in humanity. That said, it was also very funny and entertaining to read and to be very honest, it always makes me feel better knowing that I'm appare...
I bought this book as a gift for my mother. Of course I had to read it myself, too. This book is a fun, quick read. I loved so much while reading it. It is crazy how ridiculous (or just simply stupid) people can be. There is not much I can say since this book is really short. I can, however, highly ...
This is one of those books I would read a few pages from every time I saw it in a bookstore. I was about halfway. But then it was no longer necessary since my sister gave me this little book for my birthday last month. It's a quick funny read. Not ROFL funny, and some have the feeling that they we...