Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Foreign editions of 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops'

Just to let you guys know that 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' has now been released in Russian, and it's also been published over in Taiwan in Chinese.

(Other foreign editions of 'Weird Things...' include the North American edition, and editions in Swedish, German, Finnish and Dutch. There's also a Greek translation forthcoming, too. :))


  1. Congratulations, Jen! Great job!

    Italians like to laugh, too...

  2. Hi Jen,
    I've heard about a young British woman who'd read one book from each country of the world recently. She says that only around 3 per cent of the books in a typical bookshop in Britain are translations.

    Do you think this applies to your bookshop too?



    1. It's really hard to say, because we're an antiquarian bookshop so not everything is catalogued and we don't 'buy in' in the same way that a new bookshop would. We have four bookshelves of books in foreign languages, but as for translations they're obviously not in a separate section but in their respective genres, so I couldn't really give you a percentage. Sorry. x