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    11 Things You Learn Your First Month As A Bookseller

    Every new job has a learning curve, but not every job also expects you to instantly absorb the entire scope of the history of literature along with all the hot new releases and hidden gems, but bookselling does. Here are 11 things Heather and Mackenzie learned in their first month at PSB.

    11. Every title and author's name sounds like "Ssdflkjx Dkfsldkflkjs" over the phone

    10. White boxes are the best thing that happens all month. It's like bookseller Christmas.

    9. The book you spent twenty minutes searching for and failed to locate...

    8. Booksellers are expected to know everything.

    7. . ...but nothing beats the feeling of sheer triumph

    6. Behind-the-counter bookseller conversations are

    5. Every book event is improved by the inclusion of a theremin

    4. Nothing sells a book like an NPR spot.

    3. While shelving, you will have to sing the alphabet song.

    2. Most questions you get asked will start with "I can't remember the title, but...."

    1. You will never read all the galleys you take home.