Confessions of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$25.95  $23.87
Publisher
David R. Godine Publisher
Publish Date
April 07, 2020
Pages
324
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781567926644

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About the Author

Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop, the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland. He is the author of Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops, also published by Godine. Shaun lives in Wigtown, Scotland.

Reviews

Praise for Confessions of a Bookseller and Shaun Bythell

"Something of Bythell's curmudgeonly charm may be glimpsed in the slogan he scribbles on his shop's blackboard: 'Avoid social interaction: always carry a book.'"--Washington Post

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

"Bythell is a skillful writer . . . he creates a full, appealing world populated with colorful characters. The Scottish landscape--geese flying over the salt marsh, the meandering river where he likes to fish--is gorgeous . . . an endearing and thoughtful book."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

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

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

"Bythell writes with biting humor . . . he is a man on a mission, and year seen through his eyes convinces the reader that is a mission worthy of undertaking."--Chicago Tribune

"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