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5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny and so true, 5 April 2012
This review is from: Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops (Hardcover)
We have all heard the one that goes 'can't remember the author or title but it has a blue cover, do you know the book I mean?' But as this book shows even more weird things are said by customers in bookshops and as someone on the receiving end I know only too well just how weird and frankly bizarre they can be. There are times when I have been rendered virtually speechless and with other customers looking at me, equally puzzled and trying not to laugh. If you are looking for something really funny to brighten your day then you can't do better than this compilation, flip through at random and there will be something to make you laugh, sigh or groan (maybe all 3 at once). A perfect book for anyone who has ever worked in a bookshop, you will recognise these comments/questions only too well and like me may pick up a few pointers from these booksellers replies! For everyone else it will probably make you stop and think 'Have I ever said anything like that?' At the very least it will give customers an indication of what their poor humble bookseller has to contend with! How would you reply to someone who asked if Anne Frank ever wrote a sequel?
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Initial post: 13 Aug 2012 11:27:40 BDT
M. Dowden says:
Great review. Down my local bookshop they had a phone call from a woman; she was looking for a book, she couldn't remember what it was called or who the author was, or what it was about, but she believed that the cover was predominantly blue. : )

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012 12:58:29 BDT
I Readalot says:
Thanks. You have to laugh. I have had customers (more than one) coming in asking for a book, when told it has been out of print for years have replied I know that (often in a superior tone) but I thought you could order me a copy. Or the out of print book that is available on line for say £100 and they think we can get them one for the original price of £10.
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