Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
by Jen Campbell
Not per se, but there is a 2nd volume out in the UK
Sept. 13, 2012
How did I get this book?
borrowed from library
5 of 5 stars
GoodReads | Author | Publisher
: This book will cause uncontrollable laughter. Do not read in public if cracking up in front of strangers is something that embarrasses you. If you are supposed to be doing something else, but want to surreptitiously read a book instead, don't choose this one because you will totally get busted. Don't hide this one inside War & Peace
and expect to get away with it. Seriously. You've been warned.
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Words can hardly express my love for this book! I first heard about it when Kay of It's a Book Life
shared a link to an excerpt featuring 10 different snippets
in one of her bookish news posts
. I knew right away I had to read it and immediately put in a request at my library. Two days later I picked it up and had to force myself to not read it in one sitting because I wanted the enjoyment to last just a bit longer. I had been plodding though a bit of a slow book and this was just the break I needed. I brought it with me to my grandmother's house Mother's Day weekend and some of my more bookish relatives were laughing along with me as I read out some of my favorite passages. My aunt took it up to bed with her and finished it that night!
It's a slim volume and anyone who loves books and bookstores will get a kick out of it. If you've ever worked in a bookstore, other retail establishment, or any job that deals with the public, you will get a kick out of it. If you're amazed by the foolishness that comes out of people's mouths sometimes, you will most definitely
get a kick out of it. A few of the anecdotes in the chapter 'Customers Behaving Badly' were more appalling than funny, but all of them will leave you have shaking your head and asking yourself, "How could someone really say that?!" You will appreciate your neighborhood booksellers all the more after reading this one, that's for sure. Read. This. Book. Just do it, because I can't imagine you would possibly regret it. :)
Oh, and the author also has a Tumblr
that will make your day if you're a book lover.
This book counts toward my reading goals for:
2013 Books About Books Challenge