Bernard wakes up to discover that he has a new employee for his book shop, who infuriatingly has great skill at selling books. While Bernard is reluctant to keep him on, Fran makes her feelings clear on the matter.

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Bernard wakes up to discover that he has a new employee for his book shop, who infuriatingly has great skill at selling books. While Bernard is reluctant to keep him on, Fran makes her feelings clear on the matter.

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The shouty customer who just wants to be left to browse in peace is reading a travel guide to Florence. See more »

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Bernard: Where are all the books?
Manny: Pardon?
Bernard: Where are all the books?
Manny: Oh. They've all been sold.
Bernard: Oh Jesus! That means I have to ring the ordering place and you have no idea how incredibly boring and complicated that is.
[calls the ordering place]
Bernard: Hello? Is this the place you order books from if you want to sell them from your bookshop? I don't know. I don't know. Can you just send me some books? Argh.
Manny: [takes phone] Hello, who am I speaking to? Katy, Hi! Uh, we'll have the full Austen, complete Trollope - not...
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Who Will Buy My Books Today?
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Manny gets the job.
21 November 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Manny turns up at Fran's gift shop, explaining that he's got a job with Bernard at Black Books. Bernard is unaware he's hired Manny, having been horrendously drunk when he offered him the job. Manny's given a one day trial, he's given the rules of the shop. Manny's suggestions for improvements to the shop don't go down well, and when he sells a load of books Bernard has no other option then to let him go, until Fran steps in.

Drunken Irishman in a comedy, it's a winner for me! I love the premise, I love the trio of main actors, the show was an absolute winner, this was a great episode, fun gags, especially the mobile phone and the angry customer.

Great script, slick delivery and great timing, excellent episode 9/10


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