Just me. (lara7) wrote,
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I am full of work stories this week...

From the January 13th 2003 Publisher's Weekly:

2002 "cuffies": Booksellers favorite children's books of the year

here's the funniest awards. Anyone who has worked in retail can commiserate:

Most garbled Title Request:

"Do you have any more Persnickety Lemon Books?"
The Onion in the Closet(ie, The Indian in the Cupboard)
The Vampire Phonebooth (ie, The Phantom Tollbooth)
Jeans around the World (ie, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
Meet Me on the Bounty (ie, Mutiny on the Bounty)

Most unusual complaint about a book:
"The cover is too shiny"
"A customer complained that the stepsisters in Cinderella are evil."

Oddest Comment or request:
"I need a book for a grandchild.""Tell me something about her." "She is tall."
"I need things to help my daughter read, but I don't want books."
"People continue to insist that the new Harry Potter is out and why don't we have it??"
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