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Thursday, July 30, 2009


Sybil's annoyed.
"How come, every time we get an Inter-Library Loan request for a mucky book I always have to tell them that we can't find our last copy?"

Apparently, somebody's lost the last copy of "The Anne Summers Book of Amazing Sex." I am astonished that we had one in the first place.
"It was bought by accident."

"How does anybody buy 'The Anne Summers Book of Amazing Sex' by accident?"

"God knows. Anyway, it went into stock for the Housebound Library [the old dears in particular like a bit of filth] but then a customer at Umpty put a res. on it and never brought it back. Half of bloody Yorkshire thinks we've got hundreds of dirty books that the staff keep for themselves."


Affer said...

In Puterley Bridge, I have it on good authority that Venus in Furs was catalogued under "Handicrafts" and Story of the Eye under "Medical".

Kevin Musgrove said...

I'm happy to believe that Affer.

I happen to know that in the seventies we had a copy of "The Perfumed Garden" catalogued as horticulture.

Gadjo Dilo said...

And I suppose The Story of O was taken to be about Joseph Priestley's discovery of oxygen.

Dr Maroon said...

Tropic of Capricorn housed under Travel?
Tumbleweed rolls past...bell tolls..
I'll get me coat.

The Topiary Cow said...

Probably if libraries actually were stocked with books such as this, their challenges of increasing patronage or circulation would quickly end.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: you mean it's not by Dr. Seuss?

Dr. Maroon: you're amongst company my lad.

Ms. Cow: my argument completely. Which is why I'm not allowed anywhere near book selection.

Lavinia said...

And what, pray tell, does the other half of "bloody Yorkshire" think?