Monday, 14 January 2013

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Jen Campbell compiled the fabbie Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops - sequel due in April. Recently she offered to send postcards to a bunch of people with quotes from the forthcoming More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops and I was lucky enough to be one of the receivers. As a former bookseller I can attest to the absolute oddness of many book shop customers.

Above is the front of the postcard Jen sent. In a neat coincidence my daughter has lately become obsessed with the film The Wizard of Oz, which I got for 50 cent in a charity shop and thought she might be scared of. She watches it on a loop, calls it The Wivvard of Oz, and Toto is known as 'Total'. Bless. (She also made my Da be a Munchkin to her Dorothy when he was minding her at the weekend. Heh heh.)

Here is what Jen wrote on my Wizard of Oz postcard:

Customer: 'Hi, I'm looking for 1985.'

Bookseller: 'Do you mean 1984?'

Customer: 'No. It's definitely 1985. It was the sequel.'


Hayley N. Jones said...

Love that book - I had no idea there's going to be a sequel, so am thrilled!


Hi Hayley, yes, definitely something to look forward to!

JO said...

Oh joy, a sequel - one for me, and two for birthday presents for my sisters-in-law!


Jen will be pleased that people are buying it in bulk - go Jo!

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