We Can't Get a Read on These Wednesday One-Liners

Tremendously shocked and exasperated preteen girl: Mom, you can't just pick up books willy-nilly!

–Borders, Columbus Circle

Overheard by: No, I'm Pretty Sure You Can

Jehovah's witness to another: Yes, we can read, but the bible are difficult…

–Fordham Road & Tiebout Ave

Girl to another: I'd give up shopping before I ever read a book.

–34th St & 29th Ave, Astoria

Teenager in library on cell: We're in the book section.

–Brooklyn Public Library