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.
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. (From Goodreads.)
Personal Take: Ever since I read the first book Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, I’d hoped there would be something similar– and there was! The sequel is just as hilarious as the first, revealing original and unbelievable takes on customers, and the wise cracks of the booksellers who serve them. My favorite too was the innocence of children and their interaction with books.
If you’re looking for a nice and quick reading break, this is definitely one to pick up, and have you rolling on the floor with laughter.
Audience: Definitely for readers of any age who deal who are familiar with non-reading friends, family and strangers.
Other recommendations: Jen Campbell’s first collection is called Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops.