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I Can't Remember the Title but the Cover is Blue
I Can't Remember the Title but the Cover is Blue: Sketches from the other side of the bookshop counter | Elias Greig
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As any retail or service worker will tell you, customers can be irrational, demanding, abusive, and brain-scramblingly, mind-bendingly strange. They can also be kind, thoughtful, funny, and full of pathos. Something about the often-fraught interaction between customer and worker, with the dividing line of the counter between them, loosens inhibitions, and has a kind of hot-house effect on eccentricity. In I Can't Remember the Title But the Cover is Blue, veteran bookseller Elias Greig collects the best, worst and downright weirdest customer encounters from his years working as a Sydney bookseller. From ill-behaved children to nostalgic seniors and everything in between, this hilarious and unpredictable book is the perfect gift for anyone who's ever been on the wrong side of a counter.
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NataliePatalie
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1. Dead Silence 👀
2. You Suck 🧛‍♀️
3. I Can't Remember the Title but the Cover is Blue 😂

@Blueberry @rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

Blueberry Lol, I didn't get it at first that #3 was the title of the book. 😆 8mo
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kingangela
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A very quirky gem. Most stories are funny, a few are sad, but all true. If you really want to know what it is like to work at an indie book store, pick this one up.