Submitter: Our library has a standard place where we put all our barcodes – in the upper right hand corner of the front cover. I found this title on our New Shelf and proudly on display. The book is brand new & I don’t think it has even circulated once. This would be a good example of a time when Tech Services should have made an exception and moved the barcode down just a little a bit so we could read the whole title. The title is “Buttoned Holed,” but as you can see, a few important letters were covered up.
Holly: I was reading some new submissions on a Sunday afternoon when this one came in. I laughed so loudly that I woke my husband up from his football nap. I showed him the cover image above and he cracked up too. Wow. Just wow. (By the way we are always up for some immature humor on bad processing. Send along your covers to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mary: I just hate bad processing and I wonder how many readers passed this by because of the stupid barcode placement. (Then I wondered all the people that DID pick this title expecting something else.) I of course , completely crack up at the result. (I like to think my inner 12 year old boy is a bit more mature than Holly’s inner 12 year old boy.) I read the description and saw the unadulterated cover on Amazon and think this a good choice for a cozy mystery collection. I am sure librarians everywhere offer humble apologies to the author for this mistake. Don’t weed, repair!