Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Author Visit?

List Guy is back.

He is a HUGE Nancy Drew fan. Last week, he came in with a bag of 3 brand new ones, the original facsimile editions.


Him: I went to Barnes and Nobles today, I'm sure you've heard of them--they're booksellers. I bought these books to donate to the library!

Me:
Are you sure? Don't you want to keep them for yourself?

Him: Oh, I'm sure. I want Helen to be proud of me. [He wants Helen to be on his list too, but she said she wasn't eligible because she's already married]

Me: Well, thanks, then.

So then today he comes in and wants a list printed of all Gary Paulsen's books.

Him: Because I'm Gary Paulsen.

Me: You're Gary Paulsen?

Him: Yep, my clinical psychologist looked him up and all it said under Gary Paulsen was [List Guy's name].

Me: Huh. Well, here's your list.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Same Old Song

So I'm helping this guy who has a bunch of titles but he doesn't know if they're books or movies or what.

Him: So are you like a librarian? Almost?

Me: I am a librarian.

Him: Really?? You're a librarian? How do you get that, anyway? Is it hard?

Me: Well, you have to have a master's degree in library science...

Him: Really? You need a master's degree to do this work? Well, my hat's off to you. Say, do you have this book? [He points to "The Brothers Karamazov" written in his notebook]

Me:
I think so, I'll check.

Him:
It would take a master's degree to know that book!