I Can't Remember the Title but the Cover is Blue: Sketches from the other side of the bookshop counter
And the customers. And that's what I Can't Remember the Title But the Cover is Blue is all about.
It is a collection of short anecdotes of life behind the counter and the customers Elias and his fellow bo ...more
Our species is weird, also mean, beautiful, insightful, tin-eared, long-suffering, arrogant, smelly, distracted and above all weird. Or so thinks Elias Greig, who's worked for years in a suburban bookshop and seen all society's oddballs wandering the shelves. This book is a compendium of his tear-inducing interactions with people. It is a delightfully written paean to human idiosyncrasy.
Greig has a fine ear for dialogue, and a terse and witty narrative style. In a line or two he can create a viv...more
Working in a library myself I have experienced so many similar situations booksellers often find themselves in just like the scenarios in this book. I've ...more
Review copy received from Allen&Unwin