Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops includes the classic lines:
'Have you got anything by Jane Eyre?'
'I read a book years ago. I don't remember who it was by or what it was called. but it had a green cover - do you know the one I mean?'
I've heard very similar lines in the library and now she's also looking for more examples for the follow up, I think libraries are included, so here are a couple of mine:
Borrower: Mumble, mumble, mumble...
Borrower: Mumble, mumble, mumble..
Librarian: I'm sorry, I still didn't quite catch what you said?
Borrower: I've come without my teeth.
But by far my new favourite was this one I overheard or a weary borrower losing patience with the library's Saturday assistant in his search for a specific volume by Anthony Trollope:
Well can you just give me a list of all your Trollopes, please?Have you any classic lines you've overheard (or said) in bookshops or libraries? Jen would love to hear from you.