The library feels like a warm, welcoming place where you go to be gently shushed and read in a place that smells like mildew. But behind the scenes, librarians are just as annoyed by customers as any other retailer. Perhaps more.
Twitter user @metafrantic tweeted a photo from a library of a display of red books with a banner that pokes fun at people’s habit of asking a librarian to help them find a book based on its color.
This is apparently a common library troll:
A phenomenon so widely known, there are comic strips about it.
Other librarians and book store folk chimed in to say what bugs THEM about all the people coming in for help:
At least one person thought that color coding kinda made some sort of sense…
But most are like, “Nah.”
But my favorite is this comment that indicates not only do people ask for books by color, but they mostly seem to ask for red.
Do they think that makes the book more attractive?