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Oct'15

Books, books, glorious books … in praise of Indie Book Stores

There we were, the 6'5" nephew and myself, leaving Waterstone's, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, UK, last year without buying a book. What a triumph of willpower over two lots of biblio-addiction! And then—a title caught my eye: "Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops."

Hang on a minute", I said to the nephew, "just a quick look. I won't buy it, honest."

However, after a fast flick revealed the following gems offered by its author, Jen Campbell: 'Can books conduct electricity?' 'Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?' 'Excuse me… is this book edible?' I gave in. ...

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