Pierre Ferran, Dominique Jacob / David Alliot / Jen Campbell

24.24.2012 @ 03:19:07 | Midori  |   français

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A bit of a special post, since it presents to you the other side of books: the bookseller’s point of view… with a new volume in English.

Perles de la Litterature (Pierre Ferran, Dominique Jacob)
If you thought French literature is sad, motonone and boring, you are wrong. Especially after reading this anthology. Great authors seem not to know anything about anatomy, mathematics, history or geography…
Perles de la littérature

Perles de libraries (David Alliot)
Any bookseller (and by extension, librarian, music seller, …) did get at least once in his life that customer who gives you a furious need to bash your head on the wall. If you lived that, you will see there may be worse, and if you are on the customer-reader side, what your favourite bookseller must endure sometimes.
Perles de librairies

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops (Jen Campbell)
“Do you have any book by Jane Eyre?” if you find yourself having no better answer than “Err…”, do not worry, you are not the problem, the customer is. See what weird questions and assumptions people who enter a bookshop can have, and be very afraid. After all, idiocy could be contagious, no?
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops (Jen Campbell)
Did you hope the situation was better? That customers would say less stupidities? No. It is even worse. Between the people looking for true fiction, the ones who wants Shakespeare’s novels, and the people looking for the “new book” by Charles Dickens, it is a miracle that all booksellers are not already committed.
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Sites:
Edinburgh Bookshop: http://www.edinburghbookshop.com/ [EN]
The (french) FB group Bookshop weird quotes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LesPerlesdelaLibrairie/ [FR]

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2 Responses to “Pierre Ferran, Dominique Jacob / David Alliot / Jen Campbell”

  1. These are quite notorious among reference librarians. A fellow asking for a translation of Shakespeare into English is a classic example. {SMILE}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  2. Yeah, this kind of book is always great for lifting your spirits…

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