The Diary of a Bookseller (Shaun Bythell)


Love, Nina meets Black Books: a wry and hilarious account of life in Scotland’s biggest second-hand bookshop and the band of eccentrics and book-obsessives who work there’The Diary Of A Bookseller is warm (unlike Bythell’s freezing-cold shop) and funny, and deserves to become one of those bestsellers that irritate him so much.’ (Mail on Sunday)’Utterly compelling and Bythell has a Bennett-like eye for the amusing eccentricities of ordinary people … I urge you to buy this book and please, even at the risk of being insulted or moaned at, buy it from a real live bookseller.’ (Charlotte Heathcote Sunday Express)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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Love, Nina meets Black Books: a wry and hilarious account of life in Scotland’s greatest second-hand bookshop and the band of eccentrics and book-obsessives who work there’The Diary Of A Bookseller is heat (in contrast to Bythell’s freezing-cold store) and humorous, and deserves to turn into a kind of bestsellers that irritate him a lot.’ (Mail on Sunday)’Completely compelling and Bythell has a Bennett-like eye for the amusing eccentricities of strange individuals … I urge you to purchase this ebook and please, even on the threat of being insulted or moaned at, purchase it from an actual dwell bookseller.’ (Charlotte Heathcote Sunday Specific)Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown – Scotland’s largest second-hand bookshop. It accommodates 100,000 books, unfold over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a good looking, rural city by the sting of the ocean. A book-lover’s paradise? Nicely, nearly … In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun supplies an inside have a look at the trials and tribulations of life within the ebook commerce, from struggles with eccentric prospects to wrangles along with his personal employees, who embrace the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on shopping for journeys to outdated estates and public sale homes, recommends books (each misplaced classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the fun of the sudden discover, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, at all times with a pointy and sympathetic eye.

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