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    1. Why do Bookstores advertise "Rare Out-of-Print and Non-Existent Books"? If this is the case can you use non-existent money to buy them? (Contributed by Frank S.)
    2. If you went into a bookstore and asked the salesperson where the self-help section is would they tell you? And if they did wouldn't that just be defeating the purpose? (Contributed by Cheri Bogowitz)
    3. Why is it that the books everybody admires are those nobody reads? (Contributed by Anatole France)
    4. If a book about failures doesn't sell is it a success? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Why is it that the books you lose by loaning are those you particularly wanted to keep? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    6. When will somebody make a women's magazine that doesn't make you sneeze? (Contributed by Cathy Grubman Quirks Newspaper)
    7. How come pages in a book never become cat-eared? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    8. If there are two sides to every story why do supermarket tabloids always give the benefit of the doubt to the Space Aliens? (Contributed by Doug Johnson)
    9. Ever wonder if the public library started out as one person who couldn't bear to sell any of the books he bought? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    10. Aren't people who read the tabloids deserving of being lied to? (Contributed by Wolf)
    11. Wouldn't old telephone directories make ideal personal address books? All you would have to do is simply cross out the names and addresses of people you don't know right? (Contributed by Ms Kitty)
    12. Could you explain what would happen if in a book the first page said everything in the book Including the first page was false? (Contributed by Lance)
    13. Why is it that everything comes to him who waits except a loaned book? (Contributed by Kim Hubbard)
    14. Why is it that if you miss one issue of any magazine it will be the issue containing the article story or installment you were most anxious to read? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    15. Why is it that you never see dust on a dirty magazine? (Contributed by Chet Meek)
    16. In an atheist hotel is there a meaningless void in the bedside cabinet instead of a Bible? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    17. Could the reason people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they grow older be that they might be cramming for their finals? (Contributed by Don Chisholm)
    18. Why is it that every time I subscribe to a magazine for two years, I get a renewal notice in six months? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    19. How can they have a book entitled 'The Untold Story'? If it's untold then just what exactly is in the book? (Contributed by Ryoga)
    20. The New Testament is not new anymore. It's thousands of years old, right? Shouldn't we start to call it the Less Old Testament or something? (Contributed by Brian)
    21. Why is the Hitchhiker's Trilogy called the Hitchhiker's Trilogy when there are five books in the series? (Contributed by Hitchhiker)
    22. On the inside of book covers, a little note says something about if the book does not have the complete cover then it is stolen property. So, if you are a book thief, do you have to tear off the cover? (Contributed by Bryan C.)
    23. Why doesn't the leaf of a book fall off in the autumn? (Contributed by I'll be a Monkey Zunkle)
    24. Why would anyone buy a book on how to read? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    25. Are there any books based on movies? (Contributed by Valerie)
    26. You know how in every teen girl magazine there is at least one question that gets answered every week? What is the point in that? If you write it in, you obviously want to know, right? But it's already answered five times before. Wouldn't you assume that if they sent the question to that magazine, that they would regularly read the magazine? (Contributed by Sierra Clarkson)
    27. How come you never seem to lose in those scratch-cards that you get free with magazines? Isn't the point of them so that you can win or lose, and not always win? (Contributed by D. Thornton)
    28. Why do our bodies have an appendix if it is of no use? The dictionary states that the literary appendix is 'supplementary matter added at the end of a book'. So, does this mean that the literary appendix is also of no use? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    29. Why don’t feminist book stores have a humour section? (Contributed by Don)
    30. Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but inmates can read it in prison? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    31. Are the books that help you the most, those that make you think the most? (Contributed by Theodore Parker)
    32. Is the Bible really an acronym? You know, (B)asic (I)nstructions (B)efore (L)eaving (E)arth? (Contributed by Meme)
    33. Is the fact that there are so many For Dummies books proof that there are too many dummies out there? (Contributed by Marz)
    34. Is the For Dummies publications list called For Dummies For Dummies? (Contributed by Marz)
    35. When are they going to publish the book, “How to Get into Mensa for Dummies”? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    36. Why do they say there were 3 wise men? Doesn’t the Bible just say wise men brought 3 gifts? (Contributed by Stevie D.)
    37. When the first book was written on watch-making, did everyone think that it was about time? (Contributed by Joe)
    38. What's the difference between a novel and a book? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    39. Why can't books have blank pages every so often to give our eyes a rest? (Contributed by bluuto)
    40. How come I can't find Chicken Soup for the Chicken's Soul? (Contributed by June M.)
    41. If a guy writes an autobiography, dies, becomes a ghost, sits down in a chair and starts reading his book, would it be considered a "haunting page of his history"? (Contributed by Jess)
    42. Is it true that 90 percent of books about kleptomania are stolen? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    43. What happens if you add water to a condensed book? (Contributed by King David)
    44. Why is there a little countdown (like 8, 7, 6, 5, 4) near the bottom of the copyright info page in the beginning of many books? (Contributed by Rebecca)
    45. How come whenever we read a book we turn to the end to find out how many pages it is? (Contributed by Auren)
    46. How come the Bible is the most stolen book, and one of the ten commandments is "thou shall not steal"? (Contributed by C.T.)
    47. Is there anything more useless then a general guideline? (Contributed by Don F.)
    48. Shouldn’t you always read something that will make you look good in case you die in the middle of it? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    49. Why is there a book in the library with the title "How to Read a Book"? If you can't read a book how can you read a book on how to read a book? (Contributed by LB)
    50. If you read a book about anti-gravity would you be able to put it down? (Contributed by Pat F.)
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