The Diary of a Bookseller

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 ...

The Diary of a Bookseller

The Diary of a Bookseller

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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The Diary of a Bookseller
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Shaun Bythell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-28 - Publisher: Profile Books

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
Confessions of a Bookseller
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Shaun Bythell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-03 - Publisher:

Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms.Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don't understand
Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops
Language: en
Pages: 137
Authors: Shaun Bythell
Categories: Antiquarian booksellers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11 - Publisher:

Everyone knows who you find in bookshops: people who want to buy books. But, as Shaun Bythell, author of the bestselling Diary of a Bookseller and Confessions of a Bookseller, reveals, that's really only half the story. Join Shaun as he introduces us to seven bookshop characters, from the Person
The Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete
Language: en
Pages: 2284
Authors: Samuel Pepys
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-20 - Publisher: Good Press

"The Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete" by Samuel Pepys (translated by Mynors Bright). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that
The Diary of Samuel Pepys f
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Samuel Pepys
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 101-01-01 - Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

Although the Diary of Samuel Pepys has been in the hands of the public for nearly seventy years, it has not hitherto appeared in its entirety. In the original edition of 1825 scarcely half of the manuscript was printed. Lord Braybrooke added some passages as the various editions were published,

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