Saturday, 1 September 2012

CALLING BOOKSELLERS AND LIBRARIANS ACROSS THE WORLD


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!

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I announced yesterday that I'm writing a sequel to Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, which will be published next year. *happy dance*

(FYI Obviously that ---> is not the new cover. Greg will be designing a new cover, and inside illustrations, and it will be snazzy. It won't be me just changing the initial cover a bit in MSPaint. You may now breathe a sigh of relief.)

SO. Like the first book, there will be a section in this book called 'Weird Things Customers Say in Other Bookshops.' & that's where you come in, lovely booksellers! Now is your chance to send in the weirdest, funniest and down right mind-boggling 'Weird Things...' quotes you have heard. Librarians, we'd love to hear from you, too!

Please send your quotes in the body of an email to me at jenvcampbell@gmail.com, subject heading 'Weird  Things submission.' You can send as many quotes as you like. Please set them out as a script. Deadline is the 15th November. We had a great response last time, and I'm really excited to see what you guys send over.* 


If you could help spread the word to other booksellers, by tweeting this blog post, or sharing it on Facebook walls etc, that would be fantastic. &, if you're reading this and you're not a bookseller or a librarian, then get yourself along to a bookshop and say something bizarre asap! x

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*If you want to see the kind of quotes we like, then check out 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' [UK, Constable and Robinson], 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores' [US/Canada, Overlook Press] It's out now in the UK & Commonwealth, out in US/Canada 13th September 2012, Finnish and Swedish translations published this autumn and German translation out early next year. You can also see a selection of quotes over here.

6 comments:

  1. Yayy! A sequel!!

    (That customer above should be ashamed. What English person doesn't know The Secret Garden?!) :)

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  2. Would you accept some about weird things customers have heard booksellers say? I've racked up a few recently, ha ha.

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  3. Emilie - Don't worry, I'm aware that booksellers do say strange things on occasion as well ;)

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  4. Posted this to the Abebooks Booksellers. :)

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  5. Oh, Jen. You just made my day with this. We at my bookstore have been debating setting up a Twitter account with things we've been asked or have just overheard. You'll be bombarded with New Jersey quotes :)

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