The used book store where I work is in the ground floor of a building with stairs in the front and a walk out basement door in the back. It has two rooms, the front being bright and cheerful and the back being more dark and cluttered.
Lately when I walk through the back room either to shelve books or unlock the back door in the morning, I see a figure to my right. He is standing in the back corner. I always automatically turn my head to look at him and no one is there. When this happens, my first thought is that he is a customer who has slipped into the next row.
This only worries me when it's first thing in the morning, and the thought of someone waiting for me in the dark is more than a little creepy. But every time I check the next row and the one after that, there's no one there.
This morning I mentioned him to Barbara. She said, "So you see him too?"
Apparently he's a relatively new visitor, but one of many ghosts in the book store. It's an old building, and perhaps the old books attract them?
The fact that the building was once a funeral parlor doesn't hurt either.
Barbara says the man in the corner isn't malicious, and I believe her. I've never felt a thrill of fear when I see him in the corner of my eye. I'm a bit of a scaredy cat so if there was something to fear, I'd fear it.
It's funny, but as I told Barbara, "There's a reason I say 'good morning, book store,' and 'good night, book store.'" It just feels like there are people to greet. I often find myself explaining to the store whether or not Barbara will be in, and when I'll be back.
Barbara told me she does that too.
Just a normal day in a haunted book shop. Come visit, won't you?