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Shaun Bythell - The Diary of A Bookseller (2nd Hand Paperback)

£6.25
SKU B000773
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Economics, Business & Money
  • Published : 2017
  • ISBN : 9781781258637
  • SKU : B000773
  • PPC : LL250gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

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.

In The Diary of a Bookseller 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.

'Peopled with fascinating characters . . . a sarcastic reminder of the struggles of small business ownership, the importance of community and the frustration of dealing with customers . . . occasionally laugh-out-loud funny.' - The Herald.

'Wonderfully entertaining.' - The Observer.

Recommended.

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