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The bookshop book

Author: Jen Campbell; Mark Samuels Lasner
Publisher: London : Constable, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books: we're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Meet Sarah and her Book Barge sailing across the sea to France; meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains; meet the bookshop in Canada that's invented the world's first antiquarian book vending machine. Campbell  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jen Campbell; Mark Samuels Lasner
ISBN: 9781472116666 1472116666
OCLC Number: 894027291
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: A brief history: the world of books --
Bookshops around the world & thoughts from those who love them. Europe ; Africa ; North America ; Central and South America ; Australasia ; Asia.
Responsibility: Jen Campbell.

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From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, this book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over two hundred weirdly  Read more...

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...a perfect present for any booklover of your acquaintance -- Harriet Devine ...it wonderfully illustrates the love of books that sellers and buyers across the world can have * Image Magazine *

 
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