Friday, February 28, 2014

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

These two books are a bit off track from what's normally on my reading pile.  These books are not for children, and they are not fiction.  They are a written by Jen Campbell who works in an antiqaurain bookshop, and over the years she has experience more that a few odd comments from customers. Now all of these very funny, some times bizarre conversations have  been published in two entertaining volumes Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops and More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops.

I laughed out loud before I even opened the first book because right there on the back cover we have this gem:

'Do you have this children's book I've heard about?  It's supposed to be very good.  It's called "Lionel Richie and the Wardrobe." '

I can hardly read that out loud without laughing even now and the book is full of classics like that.  I have a feeling the book may have more appeal to people who work in book shops and libraries.  Those people who don't surround themselves with books every day may not find  the question "Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?' as funny as I do, but the question "Do you have and pop-up books on sex education?" might get a laugh.

So, if you work in a book shop or a library you have to find either one of these books and have a read.  Guaranteed to make you smile, even if your day has been full of your very own interesting customers!

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