White Reading Lady Secret Bookseller logo on red background


One of the first things I was told as a rookie bookseller many years ago was the following old chestnut: 


  • The Customer Is Always Right.


I was also told:


  • Don’t spend too much time on the toilet.
  • Don’t wear a short skirt if you’re doing a window display and
  • Nobody wants to see your armpits.


My UK Bookselling Diploma thus obtained, I was now clearly ready to hit the shop floor.