Customer: Have you read every single book in here?
Bookseller: No, I can't say I have.
Customer: Well, you're not very good at your job, are you?
A simple Twitter question posed by John Cleese-"What is your pet peeve?" -inspired Jen Campbell to start a blog collecting all the ridiculous conversations overheard in her bookstore, everything from "Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?" to the hunt for a paperback which could forecast the next year’s weather; from "I've forgotten my glasses, please read me the first chapter" to "Excuse me ... is this book edible?"; and from "Can books conduct electricity?" to "My children are just climbing your bookshelves: that's ok... isn't it?"
If we didn't know it already, this irresistible book is proof positive that booksellers are heroes, the world over.