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The Diary of a Bookseller

The Diary of a Bookseller (Paperback, Main)

By Bythell, Shaun

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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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ISBN 9781781258637
Released AU 25 Jul 2018
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781781258637
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 25 Jul 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Bythell, Shaun
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography: General
Publishing Industry
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 381.45002092
Weight 268g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Booksellers and bookselling - Biography - Scotland - Wigtown, Bookstores - Scotland - Wigtown
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade