On using the store as a library
"Can I borrow this book for class and bring it right back?"
On first world problems
"I've had such a horrible day. For starters, I haven't had enough coffee to drink, and now I can't pick out which cupcakes I want."
On Where the Wild Things Are
"I just never got the hype over this book. I don't get it. What does it mean?"
On buying books where you buy your jugs of olive oil
"I think this is the book I want to buy him for Christmas, but I'll just get it from Costco."
"Is it okay if I just leave my kids here while I shop?"
"Don't you sell anything for 99 cents?"
On customer service
"How much are all of these books on the wall?" (said while pointing to an entire shelf of assorted bestselling novels)
On parenting, again
"I don't read out loud to my kid. She can't read yet, so why bother? Kids can't learn by audio anyway."
"The cards you sell just aren't mean enough."
On books as addiction, a subject with which I am familiar
"Shopping here is basically like setting me in a huge vat of crack."