The Diary of A Bookseller

The Diary of A Bookseller

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"Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, almost ...In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: London : Profile Books Ltd, 2017
ISBN: 9781781258620
Branch Call Number: 381.45002 B998d 2017
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 23 cm


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A year in the life of the owner of the largest second hand bookshop in Scotland. Amusing and informative about the used book trade.

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Sep 09, 2018

If you have ever worked in a bookstore, you will know all these people, both staff and customers. I only wish I could visit and actually see this marvelous establishment!

Jul 27, 2018

The title says it all. This is a daily journal - a year in the life of a book seller who owns The Bookshop in Wigtown Scotland. Some may find it awfully dull but if you are a bookish person who has always dreamed of working with books, you will enjoy this. There are plenty of quirky but interesting people in his life and you get a good insight to the book business. The daily posting are very brief so it is an easy book to pick up and put down for little pockets of reading.


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