So I stumbled across this online today, and it made me laugh:
I've often found books- usually in stores which sell used ones- shelved in the wrong sections. This can result in some rather odd and amusing shelf mates; I found a couple examples of this on my latest thrift shop book hunt.
First, I found a copy of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels in the children's section. Gulliver's Travels is a work of English satire written in the 1700's. It isn't a children's book, though it's often mistaken for one, probably because of the Lilliputian section of the novel. It might also have something to do with the Jack Black movie. In any case, I helpfully removed the book from the kids' section to the literature section.
This next one is a bit of a head scratcher... I found a copy of World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War by Max Brooks in- wait for it- the history section! I don't know what to think about this. I mean, the stock person has to know that we haven't actually had a zombie apocalypse, right? Nevertheless, there it was, large as life... so amusing. I assume that this sort of thing happens a lot- I once found The Secret Garden in the gardening section- so what are the oddest shelf mates or book misalliances that you've seen?