"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
"Are these books edible?"
'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' came 4th in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2012 - Humour category, right behind Caitlin Moran! I'm rather pleased with that :) Thank you very much indeed to everyone who voted! x
[Also: LONDON FOLK: Tomorrow night between 6 and 7.30, I'll be signing copies of 'Weird Things...' at Watermark Books in King's Cross Station. There will also be mince pies and mulled wine. Come and say hello! x]
Jen Campbell is the author of the best-selling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and her new book 'The Bookshop Book' is out now. She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto, and she lives in London, where she works at an antiquarian bookshop. She is currently writing her first novel.
OUT NOW (click for details) signed copies
From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.