Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops
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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 Confessions of a Bookseller, also published by Godine. Shaun lives in Wigtown, Scotland.
Praise for Shaun Bythell"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 "Bythell remains an unwavering correspondent whose daily rambles reminds us of the joy in real bookshops."--Fine Books & Collections Magazine "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 "Bythell's wicked pen and keen eye for the absurd recall what comic Ricky Gervais might say if he ran a bookshop."--Wall Street Journal "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