Confessions of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell (Author)
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Description

"A bookseller in Wigtown, Scotland, recounts a year in his life as a small-town dealer of secondhand books....Irascibly droll and sometimes elegiac, this is an engaging account of bookstore life from the vanishing front lines of the brick-and-mortar retail industry. Bighearted, sobering, and humane."--Kirkus Reviews

A bestseller in the UK and a memoir every bit as warm and welcoming as a visit to your very favorite bookstore. Inside a stone-faced Georgian townhouse on the Wigtown highroad, jammed with more than 100,000 books and one portly shop cat, Shaun Bythell manages the ups and downs of Scotland's largest used bookshop with a sharp eye and even sharper wit.

Product Details

Price: $25.95  $23.36
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Published Date: April 07, 2020
Pages: 324
Dimensions: 6.4 X 1.1 X 9.3 inches | 1.3 pounds
ISBN: 9781567926644
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About the Author

Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop, the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland. When not working amongst The Bookshop's mile of shelving, Shaun's hobbies include eavesdropping on customers, uploading book-themed re-workings of Sugarhill Gang songs to YouTube and shooting Amazon Kindles in the wild. He lives in Wigtown, Scotland.

Reviews

"...amusing and often cantankerous stories [that] bibliophiles will delight in, and occasionally wince at..."--Publishers Weekly

"An astute observer once remarked to Scottish bookseller Shaun Bythell that 'every industry has its porn.' For those who crave the specific 'filth' of literary voyeurism: Bythell's Confessions of a Bookseller is here to sate your appetites....An enveloping account from the front lines of an industry in flux."--Foreword

"A bookseller in Wigtown, Scotland, recounts a year in his life as a small-town dealer of secondhand books....Irascibly droll and sometimes elegiac, this is an engaging account of bookstore life from the vanishing front lines of the brick-and-mortar retail industry. Bighearted, sobering, and humane."--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Diary of a Bookseller (Melville House, 2018)

"Among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I've ever read." --Dwight Garner, New York Times

"Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny..."--Daily Mail