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12 Awkward Bookseller Moments

Being a bookseller is a pretty fantastic job, but booksellers are humans and humans can be very, very awkward. Therefore, booksellers can be very, very awkward. Here are 12 Awkward Bookseller Moments. (No booksellers, books, readers, or bears were harmed in the making of this list. Unless you count feeling awkward as being harmed. In which case, yeah, there's a good amount of that.)

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...just as the author begins a brilliant AND profanity laden reading.

Yes. Steve Almond is brilliant & yes, he currently holds the record for most f-bombs dropped in the course of a reading. (You should show your appreciation for his profanity and his brilliance by reading his new book Against Football.)

5. When someone finally asks about radically experimental works in translation...

"Excuse me. Will any of these book challenge my understanding of narrativity and expand my relationship with otherness?"


And Sometimes You Wait For a VERY VERY Long Time

"I remember when I started waitn' for this here key. Anything happen with that Ernie Hemingway fella? Seemed like he'd be a real go-getter."

3. When your enthusiastic recommendation of a contemporary book...

"In this fun and entertaining novel, as much science as it is science fiction, Weir creates a compelling new hero."

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