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Bookstore Bingo: 13 Of The Most Ridiculous Things Overheard In Bookstores (PHOTOS)

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As in any retail job, people who work in bookstores have to deal with their fair share of strange comments from customers on a daily basis. But the assumptions some people make about bookstores can make for especially ridiculous questions, from funny title mix-ups to general confusion about what a bookstore does. Twitter user @JennIRL pointed out how crazy bookstore customers can be a few weeks ago when she started a hashtag on called #bookstorebingo, inspired by an article at the book blogShelf Awareness about a bookseller's husband who filled in for her and came back with a list of all the insane questions customers had asked him.

The #bookstorebingo hashtag has exploded on Twitter since then. Check out some of our favorites below, and add your own favorites to the list by taking a screenshot and clicking the "Add a Slide" button!

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