More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Never a Book to Long...
by Jen Campbell | Humor | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1472106334 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingMankyiwing of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 2/17/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingMankyiwing from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Monday, February 17, 2020
A Christmas present from a bookish friend!:)

Customer (holding up a book): What’s this? The Secret Garden? Well, it’s not so secret now, is it, since they bloody well wrote a book about it!

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops was a Sunday Times bestseller, and could be found displayed on bookshop counters up and down the country. The response to the book from booksellers all over the world has been one of heartfelt agreement: it would appear that customers are saying bizarre things all over the place - from asking for books with photographs of Jesus in them, to hunting for the best horse owner’s manual that has a detailed chapter on unicorns.

Customer: I had such a crush on Captain Hook when I was younger. Do you think this means I have unresolved issues?

More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops has yet more tales from the antiquarian bookshop where Jen Campbell works, and includes a selection of ‘Weird Things...’ sent in from other booksellers across the world. The book is illustrated by the BAFTA winning Brothers McLeod.

Journal Entry 2 by wingMankyiwing at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, February 20, 2020

Released 5 mos ago (2/20/2020 UTC) at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland

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I loved reading these anecdotes from booksellers!

The book is now on its way to Finland, as part of the European wishlist tag. Bon Voyage, little book!


If you aren't familiar with Bookcrossing, take a few minutes to check out this very cool site. Bookcrossers LOVE books, and more than anything, they love to read books and then set them free for other people to find and enjoy. I would love it if you would leave a journal entry -- you can say where you found the book or how you liked it when you read it.


Journal Entry 3 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The Book has arrived, thank you so much! I loved the previous weird things, so I know I will love this as well. Will add my favourites here as I proceed...

Journal Entry 4 by wingkirjakkowing at Sipoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, February 27, 2020
Finished. My favourite was the story about a male customer in a bookshop in Hamburg, Germany. The sign asked customers to ring a bell if the bookseller wasn't at the till. He rang, and the female bookseller came out from the back room. The customer said:
"Wow. Just like in a brothel!"

We also keep a bell on the front desk, perhaps I should remove it to avoid confusion...

Finland was mentioned as Iida Henriksson from Suomalainen Kirjakauppa had sent a story where the customer asked:
"Excuse me, but where do you keep all your books?"
"They're all around you."
"Oh. Right. I see."

To me that tells that nowadays there are so much other stuff in bookshops apart from books that sometimes the books are left in the shadows.

Journal Entry 5 by wingkirjakkowing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (7/8/2020 UTC) at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland

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I've tagged Soozreader with this book already some time ago, sorry about the delay. One other tag-book still waiting...
You can take part to Suomi bongattu -challenge with this book.

Journal Entry 6 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Monday, July 13, 2020
Thank you very much for this wishlist book, I look forward to reading more of the weird things that have been said in bookshops! No need to apologise, you can always take all the time you need :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Oh, this was just brilliant! Though at times I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or cry...so I just shook my head in disbelief :) Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 8 by wingSoozreaderwing at By hand, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Released 3 wks ago (7/15/2020 UTC) at By hand, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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I will try to find a new reader for this from our tiny meet-up today! Happy reading!

Journal Entry 9 by wingBookgeowing at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Thank you for this lovely surprise! Hilarious or crazy, we will see.

I’ll share this to other Pirkanmaa bookcrossers next Monday.

Journal Entry 10 by wingBookgeowing at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, July 20, 2020
What a gem, wonderfully hilarious and also horrifying comments! This made me laugh more than the previously read Fingerpori comic album. So perfect for a book person. It is hard to believe that all the comments were real, so appalling they were.

Many thanks for this book, it will now seek new readers in Tampere.

P.S. participation in Alejanda’s Suomi mainittu challenge, Suomalainen kirjakauppa mentioned on page 71.

Journal Entry 11 by wingBookgeowing at a fellow bookcrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 20, 2020

Released 3 wks ago (7/20/2020 UTC) at a fellow bookcrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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This gem found a new reader at the meet-up!

Journal Entry 12 by wingem64wing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, July 20, 2020
Picked up the book at the local meetup today. Looks like a hilarious read!

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