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Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops

Adult •
Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops
Publication date :
April 2012
  • Constable & Robinson (World English)
Rights sold
  • Albatros Media (Czech)
  • The Overlook Press (English/North America)
  • Editions Baker Street (French)
  • Hyeonamsa Publishing (Korean)

'Can books conduct electricity?' 

'My children are just climbing your bookshelves: that's ok... isn't it?' 

A John Cleese Twitter question ['What is your pet peeve?'], first sparked the "Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops" blog, which grew over three years into one bookseller's collection of ridiculous conversations on the shop floor. 

From 'Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?' to the hunt for a paperback which could forecast the next year's weather; and from 'I've forgotten my glasses, please read me the first chapter' to 'Excuse me... is this book edible?' This full-length collection illustrated by the Brothers McLeod also includes top 'Weird Things' from bookshops around the world.