Weird Things Customers Say In Bookstores
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
This irresistible collection is proof positive that booksellers everywhere are heroes
A simple Twitter question posed by John CleeseââWhat is your biggest pet peeve?ââinspired Jen Campbell to start a blog collecting all the ridiculous conversations overheard in her bookstore.
- âDid Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?â
- âDid Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?â
- âIâve forgotten my glasses, can you read me the first chapter?â
- âExcuse me . . . is this book edible?â
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 authorâs 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.60 b&w illustrations
"So funny, so sad... Read it and sigh." â âNeil Gaiman
"Both a celebration of the wonders of bookshops and an affectionate look at the huge variety of people that frequent them." â A Case for Books Blog
About the Author
Jen Campbell is a poet, short...