THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
by Shaun Bythell
Are you the sort of person/reader who just cannot walk by a bookstore without going in? Have you ever dreamed about being the one to own the shop? Anyone who answers yes will want to give this title a look. It is an entertaining, sometimes curmudgeonly take, on what it means to be the one in charge.
The author owns a used bookshop in Scotland that I hope to visit one day!
Many thanks to NetGalley and Profile Books for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub Date: 29 August 2019
CONFESSIONS OF BOOKSELLER and SEVEN KINDS OF PEOPLE YOU FIND IN BOOKSHOPS
A very funny life with books.
“Bythell’s wicked pen and keen eye for the absurd recall what comic Ricky Gervais might say if he ran a bookshop.”—Wall Street Journal
“Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny…”—Daily Mail
“Bythell is a skillful writer . . . he creates a full, appealing world populated with colorful characters . . . an endearing and thoughtful book.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“…amusing and often cantankerous stories [that] bibliophiles will delight in, and occasionally wince at…”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for Shaun Bythell and Confessions of a Bookseller
“Something of Bythell’s curmudgeonly charm may be glimpsed in the slogan he scribbles on his shop’s blackboard: “Avoid social interaction: always carry a book.” —The Washington Post
“Bythell’s wicked pen and keen eye for the absurd recall what comic Ricky Gervais might say if he ran a bookshop.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Irascibly droll and sometimes elegiac, this is an engaging account of bookstore life from the vanishing front lines of the brick-and-mortar retail industry. Bighearted, sobering, and humane.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Amusing and often cantankerous stories [that] bibliophiles will delight in, and occasionally wince at.” —Publishers Weekly