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Seven kinds of people you find in bookshops

Author: Shaun Bythell
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : David R. Godine, Publisher, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A wickedly witty field guide to bookstore customers from the Person Who Doesn't Know What They Want (But Thinks It Might Have a Blue Cover) to the harried Parents Secretly After Free Childcare. It does take all kinds. If you visit bookshops more often than the grocery store, you'll recognize the types. There's the Expert (with subspecies from the Bore to the Helpful Person), the Young Family (ranging from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Anecdotes
Named Person: Shaun Bythell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Bythell
ISBN: 9781567926927 1567926924
OCLC Number: 1154095910
Description: 120 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Genus: peritus (expert) --
Genus: familia juvenisis (young family) --
Genus: homo qui maleficus amat (occultist) --
Genus: homo qui desidet (loiterer) --
Genus: senex cum barba (bearded pensioner) --
Genus: viator non tacitus (the not-so-silent traveller) --
Genus: parentum historiae studiosus (family historian) --
Bonus --
Genus: operarii (staff).
Responsibility: Shaun Bythell.

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"A wickedly witty field guide to bookstore customers from the Person Who Doesn't Know What They Want (But Thinks It Might Have a Blue Cover) to the harried Parents Secretly After Free Childcare. It does take all kinds. If you visit bookshops more often than the grocery store, you'll recognize the types. There's the Expert (with subspecies from the Bore to the Helpful Person), the Young Family (ranging from the Exhausted to the Aspirational), Occultists (from Conspiracy Theorist to Craft Woman). Then there's the Loiterer (including the Erotica Browser and the Self-Published Author), the Bearded Pensioner (including the Lycra Clad), the The Not-So-Silent Traveller (the Whistler, Sniffer, Hummer, Farter, and Tutter), and the Family Historian (generally Americans who come to Shaun's shop in Wigtown, Scotland). Two bonus sections include Staff and, finally, Perfect Customer - all from Shaun Bythell (author of Confessions of a Bookseller), the funniest sell-and-tell observer in the house of books. This is the perfect read for anyone who ever felt a bookstore was home. You've been spotted! Or have you?"--

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