A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 08, 2016
“A book walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar…” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A book version is:
 
“A book walks into a bar. The bartender says, ‘Please, no stories!’”
 
The joke has been cited in print since at least 2008.
   
 
Corrente
A book walks into a bar.
Submitted by Truth Partisan on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 6:21pm
A book walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Please, no stories!”
   
Loosening Up, Letting Go & Learning to Live Again
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2008
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A book walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Please, no stories!”
 
Google Books
The Best ‘A Man Walks Into A Bar’ Jokes
By Billy Brownless
Crows Nest NSW: Allen & Unwin
2009
Pg. 14:
A book walks into a bar. The bartender says, ‘Please, no stories!
 
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mnboater
‏@mnboater
@jshults LOL!  Here’s one. A book walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Please, no stories!”
1:31 PM - 17 Mar 2009
 
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Celebrity Monkey
‏@CelebrityMonkey
A book walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Please, no stories!”  as he kick his ass out into the street.
9:40 PM - 22 Apr 2009
 
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manwalksintobar
‏@manwalksintobar
#manwalksintobar A book walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Please, no stories!”
8:10 AM - 24 May 2009
   
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12/28/12
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Q: What did the bartender say after a book walked into the bar? A: “Please, no stories!”

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