If you hang out in bookshops, you will love, Jen Campbell’s Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops. Campbell works in a British bookshop and has a blog capturing some of the ridiculous things people have said or asked for in her shop. Campbell’s blog has attracted posts from other bookshop workers around the world, and she has included some of these other contributions in her book. It is all kind of reminiscent of the wonderful scene in Notting Hill, where an earnest customer walks into Hugh Grant’s travel bookshop and keeps asking for one non-travel book after another without ever stopping to comprehend that he has been told the shop only sells travel books. Really anyone who has ever had the good or not-so-good fortune to work in a store will appreciate some of the idiotic questions customers ask. It does make you wonder, however, if you have every asked similarly inane questions.
At any rate, this is a funny, light read that invokes to charm and character of bookshops around the world.