You will be very well aware of the fantastic Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, a Sunday Times bestseller, and the cause of several laughing-out-loud moments in bookshops across the land…  in fact, if ever a book were made for IBW, then this could well be it…

So, we are delighted to let you know that Jen Campbell, author of the book (and poet) is available for IBW bookshop events, from 4th to 7th July.  Jen can come along to do a signing, meet reading groups, promote her book – she is charming and very keen to get involved in IBW.  Email Jen directly if you would like her to visit your shop

In addition, the publisher of the book, Constable & Robinson, is offering IBW booksellers extra discount - for more information email

And, inspired by the success of the book, we are going to run an IBW Overheard in A Bookshop competition – we would love to hear from you with comments, questions and weirdnesses that you overhear (or have said to you!) in the course of a day in the shop.  Between now and the end of IBW (7th July), please send in your overheard (or direct!) comments from customers to and/or

We’re hopeful of getting a great range of comments in from you all, and who knows, maybe we might even create our own book!

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