Whilst the official release date for 'Weird Things...' is next Thursday, copies of the book are now in bookshops in the UK [& commonwealth]. Hurrah! I have yet to see one in a bookshop other than my own [damn, you, work!] but I have tweets and messages which inform me they are there, such as this one in a bookshop in Brussels [and, yes, I realise that is neither in the UK or the commonwealth], and this photo which was sent from Waterstone's in Huddersfield.
I never thought I'd be in such close proximity to Jeremy Clarkson in life [book-wise or otherwise].
So, yes! You may go forth and track down a copy and say something weird and wonderful to the bookseller at the till as you purchase it. Or perhaps you could give them a hug. Booksellers need hugs. If you're not sure where your local independent bookshop is, then this website should help you. You can also enter your postcode on Waterstone's here to see where copies are near you.
If you'd like a signed copy, you can find me at the events listed on the side of this blog <-----, or you can stop by Ripping Yarns, where we have the book casually sitting in the window.
If you're far away and would like to purchase a signed copy for me to send to you from our bookshop then just drop me an email.
I had the very bizarre experience of selling the book to people today. It was SURREAL. But very lovely indeed. I particularly enjoyed the moment when a browsing customer picked it up, turned to me and said "Have you read this? Is it any good?"
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