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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published May 10th 2017
"What's so great about The Great Gatsby, anyway?"
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, Jen Campbell, humour, funny books

Little Girl (pointing at Dr. Seuss books) "I made a hat for my cat, but he won't wear it. That book is full of lies".
From More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops is the sequel to Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops published in 2012. Jen Campbell, a bookseller who works at an antiquarian bookshop in North London, has put together this collection of odd, funny comments and requests made by customers in her store. She has also included submissions from other booksellers around the world, from libraries, and even from signings for her first book. The customers' comments are accompanied by fun pen and ink illustrations by the Brothers McLeod.

Unlike other books and websites where employees tell stories about customers they've had, this book is less about mean or stupid customers and more about the silly ones. There is less schadenfreude and more whimsy. The "weird things" range from the adorable, such as the little boy who told the author he wants to be a "book ninja" when he grows up, to the truly bizarre, like the couple who wanted to look around the shop to see if they could spot a portal to Lemuria.

More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops is a fun little book that will appeal to book lovers, as well as anyone who has ever worked in customer service. It is short enough to be read in one go and would be good for flicking through while on a break at work, or during a train journey, or whenever you need a quick giggle.
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