The Diary of a Bookseller (MP3 CD)

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By Shaun Bythell, Robin Laing (Read by)
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In this nonfiction collection of journal entries, Bythell introduces us to his life as the owner of Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. The writing is witty and filled with wry humor as we make the rare book find, deal with eccentric employees, and hear each baffling comment that every customer is bound to have! This is not so much a commentary as a series of observations that will delight and amuse the reader to no end through their sheer astuteness!

— Luisa


Shaun Bythell owns the Bookshop, 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.

Hilarious, wry, and charming, Shaun Bythell's stories from his second-hand bookshop in remotest Scotland are sure to delight readers of all stripes.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538556467
ISBN-10: 1538556464
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Language: English

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