Dispatches from a Public Librarian [NOOK Book]

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Contains 34 dispatches of "Dispatches from a Public Librarian" from McSweeney's contributer, Scott Douglas. Also includes several other library themed essays.

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Overview

Contains 34 dispatches of "Dispatches from a Public Librarian" from McSweeney's contributer, Scott Douglas. Also includes several other library themed essays.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000724361
  • Publisher: Scott Douglas
  • Publication date: 10/20/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 96,999
  • File size: 176 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Delightful read for bibliophiles

    As someone who has worked in a library as well as in retail, there is truly no limit for dumb questions you hear on the job. Truth is always stranger than fiction! My complaint is the number of grammatical mistakes-- "your" for "you're", "their" for "they're", and "over" for "more than" several comes. Come on!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Library People will enjoy this!

    Having worked in a library for many years, I found the anecdotes amusing and more than true. Some people seem to think that librarians just sit around and read but there is much more to it than that. Anyone who has ever been in that line of work has a lot of stories to tell and we love hearing from others and comparing tales. This is short but amusing and worth the time it takes to read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    good

    I thought this book was good. A good size for a free book and it kept me laughing. For a brief moment i contemplated becoming a librarian but then I finished the book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2010

    Hilarious

    This is a great story for librarians, book sellers, and the like! So many stories of those customers you just aren't aloud to laugh at, but you can in this book. Makes you feel not so alone in this funny world!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2012

    Read this if you want a good laugh... or two.

    This book was a great light read for me after a hectic day as a new mom. I had many a good laugh.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Best Free Read So Far

    If you enjoy very dry humor, you will like this book. If you have ever thought it might be nice to work in a library, this collection of dispatches from the frontlines of the war against illiteracy will probably make you think again. Despite this, and a few typographical errors here and there, the book as a whole is quite amusing and probably the best free ebook I've found in the shop.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Poor ending

    While the beginning and middle were hilarious and I was literally laughing so hard, people were giving me weird looks, the ending was extremely boring. Stardancer123

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2011

    They did what?!?!?

    As a lifelong patron of public libraries, I enjoyed this. The funniest part was that I went to my local library before I finished reading this and found a pair of women's panties in the bathroom stall. I laughed out loud because there are sections called 'Lost and Found'. All in all, not a bad offering.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    Haha

    This is so funny! It made me laugh the entire time! I want a second book!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Amusing, and good for sporadic reading.

    I enjoyed this, and you can't beat the price. The author has a little bit of a David Sedaris flavor in his observations, but he is fairly gentle with it. The end features a couple of lengthy discussions about literacy. I was entertained, I learned a few things, and I was given some things to ponder. The format lends itself nicely to short periods of reading.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2011

    Hilarious

    It's a short read that will keep you laughing through most of it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    LOVE IT!

    Its so hilarious and the things he go through everyday are insane! i recommend you to buy it because it is something to look forward to when you want to read comedy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2011

    Funny look inside the curious life and mind of a librarian!!!!

    Very much enjoyed this book! Reccomended for the person who avidly reads or has an interest in libraries and their curious workers!!!! Laughed a lot!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    libraries as a mainstream entertainer

    Scott Douglas is a wonderful writer and tells it how it is. this Dispatch set has definately inspired me to be more observant when at the library, would love to see more editions of his work. a must read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2011

    Fun Read!

    Well written and enlightening. Cannot go wrong with this...especially since it's FREE!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2011

    Worth the read

    I would have given this a 5 star rating, if it would have left out the entire bit on illiteracy. I made the mistake of reading the first few pages of that chapter, and regretted every minute of it. The rest of the book is witty, and almost makes you consider a career, or at least a part time job as a librarian. I would highly recommend reading this, except of course the awful illiteracy chapter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2010

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    Light-hearted, enjoyable.

    The brief essays here are dryly humorous and well-written, for the most part (a few typos mar the text, but nothing too distracting). I had a good time with the author's observations, and I suspect anyone who loves libraries will enjoy it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2010

    Humanly Funny

    Scott's diatribe makes me laugh. We humans truly do forgetful & unintentionally funny things in public places. And, bless those servants who humbly serve us.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2010

    Laugh out loud funny

    I was not sure what to expect in reading this but was so glad I did! The views were funny as well as the mental sidebars. And to think I may have met or even been one of this characters. Truly a joy to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Great Read

    Great read for anyone who has spent a lot of time working around books in a Library or in a bookstore.

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