Literary Brilliance


      These are actual reference queries reported

      by American and Canadian library reference desk workers of

      various levels.


      "Can you tell me why so many famous Civil War battles were

      fought on National Park sites?"


      "I need a color photograph of George Washington, Christopher

      Columbus, King Arthur, Moses, Socrates, etc."


      "I need to find out Ibid's first name for my bibliography."


      "Why don't you have any books by Ibid? He's written a lot of

      important stuff."


      "Is the basement upstairs?" (Asked at First Floor Reference Desk)