Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores


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Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores by Jennifer Campbell, Greg McLeod

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468301281
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 09/13/2012
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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 for more.

Greg McLeod, one half of The Brothers McLeod, is an award winning illustrator, animator and director. Greg has a distinctive hand drawn style and has worked on a wide range of projects including animation, illustration, exhibitions and book covers. Visit for more.

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Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
kpet More than 1 year ago
WEIRD THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSTORES is an entertaining look at customers, and others, say in bookstores. Some are a little scary, some are sweet, but all are interesting comments on book and people. The comments are from around the world and the world of books. Highly Recommnended!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious; I especially enjoyed the "Map of the Sun".....
Merfairy613 More than 1 year ago
This book is so funny!!!!!!!!
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sandpanther More than 1 year ago
Funny book if you've ever worked in a bookstore