The Diary of A Bookseller

The Diary of A Bookseller

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"The funny and fascinating memoir of Bythell's experiences at the helm of The Bookshop, Scotland's largest second hand bookstore--and the delightfully unusual staff members, eccentric customers, odd townsfolk and surreal buying trips that make up his life there"--
When Bythell first thought of taking over the bookstore in the remote Scottish village of Wigtown, it seemed like a book-lover's paradise. Here he details his experiences at the helm of The Book Shop, Scotland's largest second hand bookstore: the delightfully unusual staff members, eccentric customers, odd townsfolk and surreal buying trips to old estates and auctions. As he struggled to build his business-- and be polite-- he is seduced by the charm of small-town life, and the peculiar characters he meets. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY :, Melville House,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781612197241
Branch Call Number: 381.45002 BYT 2017
Characteristics: 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Sep 09, 2018

If you have ever worked in a bookstore, you will know all these people, both staff and customers. I only wish I could visit and actually see this marvelous establishment!

Jul 27, 2018

The title says it all. This is a daily journal - a year in the life of a book seller who owns The Bookshop in Wigtown Scotland. Some may find it awfully dull but if you are a bookish person who has always dreamed of working with books, you will enjoy this. There are plenty of quirky but interesting people in his life and you get a good insight to the book business. The daily posting are very brief so it is an easy book to pick up and put down for little pockets of reading.

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