- Publisher: Constable
- Format: Hardback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 200mm x 18mm | 240g
- Publication date: 1 April 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1780334834
- ISBN 13: 9781780334837
- Illustrations note: Cartoons throughout
- Sales rank: 4,834
'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 me...is 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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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.
By melissahamelink 12 Sep 2014
Funny, but not my kind of a book.
Gave it as a present to a friend of mine and she received it happily.
By Sarah Tam 20 Nov 2013
I laughed all the way
By Ainnkayzack 24 Jun 2012
I actually LOLed when I read this.
"So funny, so sad... Read it and sigh."---Neil Gaiman