The Diary of a Bookseller (HB)

Author(s): Shaun Bythell

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Hilarious, wry, and charming tales of bookselling in remotest Scotland


"Among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I've read." --Dwight Garner, New York Times


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.


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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

Funny and fascinating in equal measure - a must for all those of us who haunt the sepulchres where old books are laid to rest. * Anthony McGowan *

Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, and also one of the organisers of the Wigtown Festival.

General Fields

  • : 9781781258620
  • : Profile Books Limited
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : July 2017
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 320
  • : Integrated black and white photographs
  • : Shaun Bythell
  • : Hardback
  • : 1117