Working in a bookstore, near Seattle, Wa., in the mid-1990s (no way to order books on internet yet)~
Customer: I'm looking for a children's book. It's called "The Grandmother Who Swallowed a Fly."
Me: I'll check.
Me: Well, I just checked our inventory and we don't have the book in stock. But I can check the Books In Print database to find it & we can see if it's orderable. Books In Print lists all the books available in the United States, and their publication details, and distributors.
Me (after spending a couple minutes searching): Well, I don't find any books with that exact title. But there's one called "The Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly." That's probably it. I can order if for you if you like.
Customer: No! That's not it. It is called "The Grandmother Who Swallowed a Fly." It is a bestseller.
Me: Let me try something else (checking again, for alternate spellings (swallow vs. swallowed, grandmother vs. grandma, etc.)
Me (after a few more minutes fruitlessly searching): There's no book in print with that exact name, and I didn't find any others, except "The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly." It is based upon the children's song.
Customer (very excited): No!!! That's NOT IT!! "The Grandmother Who Swallowed a Fly" is the EXACT title. It IS in print! It was reviewed in a newspaper in BANGKOK, THAILAND just last week!!!!
I told her perhaps she should contact a bookstore in Thailand.