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Mith's Bookshelf

Just testing the waters here, and still hoping GR gets it together soon!

Currently reading

Kinslayer
Jay Kristoff
The Dream Thieves
Maggie Stiefvater
VIcious
Victoria Schwab, V. E. Schwab
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops - Jen Campbell SO. MUCH. FUN!

(phone rings)
BOOKSELLER: Hello?
CUSTOMER: Hi there. I have a complaint I’d like to make.
BOOKSELLER: I’m sorry to hear that; what seems to be the problem?
CUSTOMER: My daughter’s been having nightmares about The Gruffalo.
BOOKSELLER: Right.
CUSTOMER: What are you going to do about it?
BOOKSELLER: Well, I hasten to add that I have never heard of a child having nightmares about The Gruffalo before. It’s certainly not meant to be a scary book, and I’m sure the person who recommended this book to you didn't intend for this to happen either. When did you buy this book from us?
CUSTOMER: We didn't buy it from you.
BOOKSELLER: ... Right.
CUSTOMER: I’m calling from Canada. I've googled all the bookshops I can find, and I’m calling you up to request that you stop stocking the book immediately.
BOOKSELLER: ... Right.
(Pause)
CUSTOMER: So, are you going to get rid of the copies that you do have?
BOOKSELLER: No, I’m afraid we won’t be doing that.
CUSTOMER: And why is that?
BOOKSELLER: Because this appears to be an isolated incident, and the book is loved by many of our customers.
CUSTOMER: Right .... I see. Well. I’ll be splitting my daughter’s counselling bill and sharing it out amongst heartless booksellers like you!
BOOKSELLER: Out of interest, how many bookshops have agreed to get rid of the book so far?
CUSTOMER: I think you’ll find that that’s besides the point.
(Phone goes dead.)