Shaun Bythell - Confessions of A Bookseller (2nd Hand Paperback)
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?
Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don't understand what a shop is, home invasions during the Wigtown Book Festival and Granny, his neurotic Italian assistant who likes digging for river mud to make poultices.
The Diary of a Bookseller (soon to be a major TV series) introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. Sardonic and sympathetic in equal measure, Confessions of a Bookseller will reunite readers with the characters they've come to know and love.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Non-Fiction - Economics, Business & Money
- Published : 2019 (This Edition 2020 - Profile Books)
- ISBN : 9781788162319
- SKU : B002768
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'The second volume of memoirs by the Wigtown bookseller Shaun Bythell is as absorbing as the first.' - Alan Bennett, London Review of Books.
'Bythell has a good ear for the absurd and a mundane telemarketing call becomes comedy gold . . . For all Bythell's self-flagellation, he comes across as a generous, largely genial figure. It is hard to go for more than a few pages without finding him cooking for staying guests or drinking with friends until the small hours.' - Philip Boakes, The Times.
'The best parts are irreverently funny and only borderline legal . . . he is certainly not self-serving in terms of writing about what he sees as his own failures and weaknesses . . . has kept me giggling all week.' - Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday.
'All the ingredients for a gentle human comedy are here, as soothing as a bag of boiled sweets and just as tempting to dip into.' - Adam Douglas, Literary Review.
'Written with caustic wit . . . a diverting and congenial read.' - Jackie Law, Bookmunch.
Shaun Bythell bought The Bookshop in Wigtown on 1 November 2001, and has been running it ever since with an increasing passion for the business, matched only by a sense of despair for its future, and an ill-humour inspired by almost two decades of dealing with confused customers and surly staff.
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