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The diary of a bookseller

Author: Shaun Bythell
Publisher: London : Profile Books Ltd, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Diaries
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Named Person: Shaun Bythell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Bythell
ISBN: 9781781258620 1781258627
OCLC Number: 1003276500
Description: 310 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Shaun Bythell.

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"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. 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."--

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Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny, this gently meandering tale of British eccentricity will stay long in the memory. * Daily Mail * Funny and fascinating in equal measure - a must for all those of Read more...

 
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