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Big red book of the Jews' cousin

A Frequent Request
Submitted by: Unknown (via Retail Hell Underground)

I found this during my lunch break on Failblog (Monday thru Friday Failing in the workplace) and laughed out loud.  Thank goodness no one was in the department at the time.

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unstricken
Feb. 28th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
fantastic!
blue_ant
Feb. 28th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
Next time we get low on displays at one of my libraries, I'm totally doing one like this! I love it.
qlarue
Feb. 28th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
This is awesome!
serendipity
Feb. 28th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
Wonderful, thanks for sharing!
globalkat
Feb. 28th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
You KNOW someone's going to come and and say "not that blue book, the other one!"
anirishlullaby
Mar. 1st, 2014 12:01 am (UTC)
Hahaha. I'm a lurker. But I had to say how much I love this!

"I need a book for [insert whomever here]" errr.... OK. Need more!
silveradept
Mar. 1st, 2014 05:00 am (UTC)
Hilarious. And everyone has a story of how they managed to find that book with nothing more than the color and some odd details.
calzephyr77
Mar. 1st, 2014 05:27 am (UTC)
Love it!!
taeraresh
Mar. 1st, 2014 07:35 am (UTC)
And if it isn't blue, it's got flowers on it. 6 years in the trenches at Borders, and I think I knew just about every book in the store with a blue cover.
thejunebug
Mar. 1st, 2014 08:29 am (UTC)
My local used book store did the same thing with books, but in honor of St Patrick's Day their display was "I don't remember the title, but the cover was green". :)
theidolhands
Mar. 1st, 2014 10:13 am (UTC)
win
untilsally
Mar. 1st, 2014 03:35 pm (UTC)
That must have been so satisfying. :)
glhansen
Mar. 2nd, 2014 12:01 am (UTC)
I'm putting my thumb up, too.
simonator
Mar. 2nd, 2014 03:23 pm (UTC)
OTOH, I actually WISH that binding color was an optional element of the MARC record. Sometimes it WOULD be a useful way of narrowing down a search. And there was one time, when I realized that I had cross-mailed two ILLs by putting them in the wrong envelopes. So I called up one of the libraries and at first they were "well we have a pile of these so I'm not sure I could find it." Well is was a conference proceeding from the SPIE, so I said "It's a large, yellow softbound book." "Oh here it is."
glhansen
Mar. 3rd, 2014 08:32 pm (UTC)
MARC records have some user-defineable fields, right? So a particular library can start recording colors of books as of the date that the policy is implemented... it would still be a pretty local thing.
lizzybabe17
Mar. 4th, 2014 03:21 am (UTC)
Someone posted this on my Facebook page and I have been laughing all day at it.

I would love to post something like this at our library.
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