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I can't remember the title but the cover is blue : stories from the other side of the bookshop counter / Elias Greig ; with illustrations by Philip Marsden.

By: Greig, Elias.
Contributor(s): Marsden, Philip [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, New South Wales : Allen & Unwin, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: xii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760529451 (paperback); 1760529451 (paperback).Other title: I cannot remember the title but the cover is blue | I cant 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.Subject(s): Greig, Elias -- Anecdotes | Bookstores -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Anecdotes | Booksellers and bookselling -- AnecdotesGenre/Form: Anecdotes.DDC classification: 381.45002 Summary: 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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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.

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.