Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

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'Can books conduct electricity?' 'My children are just climbing your bookshelves: that's ok...isn't it?' A John Cleese Twitter question ['What is your pet peeve?'], first sparked the "Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops" blog, which grew over three years into one bookseller's collection of ridiculous conversations on the shop floor. From 'Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?' to the hunt for a paperback which could forecast the next year's weather; and from 'I've forgotten my glasses, please read me the first chapter' to 'Excuse this book edible?' This full-length collection illustrated by the Brothers McLeod also includes top 'Weird Things' from bookshops around the world.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 134 x 200 x 18mm | 240.4g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Constable
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Cartoons throughout
  • 1780334834
  • 9781780334837
  • 5,416

Review quote

"So funny, so sad... Read it and sigh."---Neil Gaiman

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About Jen Campbell

Jen Campbell grew up in the North East of England, and graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in English Literature. She's a published poet and short story writer. She lives in North London where she works at Ripping Yarns bookshop.

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Customer reviews

Funny, but not my kind of a book. Gave it as a present to a friend of mine and she received it more
by Marta Wang Chen
I laughed all the wayshow more
by Maggie OKeeffe
I actually LOLed when I read more
by Marion Bulloch