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Diary of a Bookseller

Bythell Shaun

9781781258637

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $22.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781781258637
Published: July 2018

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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.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781781258637
Published: July 2018

Number of pages: 320
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Depth: 19 mm

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd

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