‘Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops’ by Jen Campbell [Book Review]

For the past couple of days I’ve been sick – in bed for 24 hours, watching Orange Is The New Black with a fever sick. The last thing I felt like doing was reading, especially anything heavy (such as Robinson Crusoe, which I really need to get on with for my next MA essay due in 5 weeks), but there’s only so many episodes of a show one can watch in a day, so I wandered to my bookshelves in the spare room and picked up a gem I was saving for such an occasion as this: Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell (it didn’t fit a category for the 2016 Reading Challenge but it was just what I needed!)

Title: Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops
Author: Jen Campbell
Released: 2012
Pages: 119
Category: #43 A book about books
Rating: 7/10

Review:
“CUSTOMER: Do you have any books on the dark arts?
BOOKSELLER: …No.
CUSTOMER: Do you have any idea where I could find some?
BOOKSELLER: Why don’t you try Knockturn Alley?
CUSTOMER: Where’s that?
BOOKSELLER: Oh, the centre of London.
CUSTOMER: Thanks, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for it.”

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops is a collection of amusing and often ridiculous questions and statements said in bookshops, primarily in the UK, as well as some from stores around the world: some are pure magic. It is a quick, non-fiction read that cannot fail to make you smile!

“CUSTOMER: If I were to, say… meet the love of my life in this bookshop, what section do you think they would be standing in?”

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I read the sequel last year (I found it in my prefered hardcover before this one) which I adored just as much – I devoured both volumes with a constant smile on my face. They both also made me question humanity, as some people’s logic and their quotes are just too insane for words!

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8 Responses to ‘Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops’ by Jen Campbell [Book Review]

  1. This sounds hilarious and makes me want to camp out in a bookstore for a day just to hear the crazy things people say! Feel better, btw!

  2. I hope you’re feeling better soon. This sounds like an ideal book to cheer up any book lover 🙂 I think I’ll have to put it on my birthday/Christmas list!

  3. Being sick with a fever sure is a bummer, but binge-watching Orange is the New Black rocks! Weird Things looks like a fun read.

  4. Hope you get better soon!
    I really want to read this book! Seems like a hilarious and light read.

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  7. Haha, I would LOVE to read Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops! That sounds like my kind of book, and I do love me some quick non-fiction occasionally.

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