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Jen grew up in a small village by the sea in the north-east of England. After studying English Literature at Edinburgh University, she moved to north London to sell books and write stories. She works part-time at an antiquarian bookshop.

Jen's first book, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, was published in 2012 and was a Sunday Times Bestseller. The sequel, More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, was released in 2013. 'Weird Things...' is available in seven different languages, and was a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards.

Her new non-fiction book The Bookshop Book will be published October 2014 by Constable/Little, Brown, and is the official book of the 2014 Books Are My Bag campaign.

Jen is also an award-winning poet and sh...more


Good morning, guys! Today, Nik Perring is here to have a quick chat about his new book, Beautiful Words. A flash-fiction picturebook for adults, Beautiful Words is the first in the trilogy that explores three characters' lives through the words they love.
As an aside, some of my favourite words are onomatopoeia, circus and skeleton.


Hi Nik! Welcome! Pull up a seat.
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 5,617 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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More Weird Things Customers...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 980 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Hungry Ghost Festival
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2012
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100 Poem Challenge
4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2011
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The Bookshop Book
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“CUSTOMER: Hi, I just wanted to ask: did Anne Frank ever write a sequel?
BOOKSELLER: ........
CUSTOMER: I really enjoyed her first book.
BOOKSELLER: Her diary?
CUSTOMER: Yes, the diary.
BOOKSELLER: Her diary wasn’t fictional.
CUSTOMER: Really?
BOOKSELLER: Yes... She really dies at the end – that’s why the diary finishes. She was taken to a concentration camp.
CUSTOMER: Oh... that’s terrible.
BOOKSELLER: Yes, it was awful -
CUSTOMER: I mean, it’s such a shame, you know? She was such a good writer.”
Jen Campbell, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

“CUSTOMER: I read a book in the sixties. I don’t remember the author, or the title. But it was green, and it made me laugh. Do you know which one I mean?”
Jen Campbell, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

“CUSTOMER: Do you have this children's book I've heard about? It's supposed to be very good. It's called "Lionel Richie and the Wardrobe.”
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