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26 Faces Every Bookseller Will Recognise

"Where do you keep your non-fiction?" :|

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1. The “someone just flung something from biography in the middle of my perfect 3-for-2 pyramid” face.

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2. The “customer put my face-out back on the shelf face-in” face.

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3. The “been put on the quiet till near poetry” face.

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4. The “do you stock Gone Girl?” face.

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5. The “but I don’t want it in hardback, where’s the paperback?” when the book came out yesterday, face.

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6. The “can you just concentrate on publisher returns today?” face.

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7. The “I heard about it on Radio 4 but I can’t remember the name of the book, do you have it?” face.

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8. The, “I can’t remember the author, but it was definitely by a woman, or a man” face.

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9. The “of course I can’t order out of print books for you” face.

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10. The “just seen the front desk Saturday queue” face.

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11. The “student with a massive textbook list comes to your till” face.

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12. The “Phoenix says it’s in stock, but there’s no sign of it” face.

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13. The "found the single copy you've been searching for for over an hour" face.

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14. The “made a clever joke on a staff recommends card” face.

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15. The “already read an obscure book that a customer says 'you probably won't know it' about” face.

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16. The “author drops in to sign some copies and can’t find them anywhere” face.

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17. The “customer wants to return a book when it’s obviously been read" face.

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18. The “customer wants to return a book when there’s an inscription" face.

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19. The “been asked to tidy the kids’ section” face.

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20. The “reading on the sly when your manager’s not looking" face.

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21. The “JK Rowling’s got a new book out and you're in charge of the queue” face.

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22. The “been stickering too long” face.

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23. The “customer came back and said they enjoyed my recommendation” face.

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24. The “scored a proof of the new Toni Morrison before anyone else” face.

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25. The “where are your books about angels?” face.

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26. The "so do you ever want to work for a publisher instead?" face.

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