Count me in: Confessions of a Bookseller

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

by Shaun Bythell

#ConfessionsOfAbookseller #NetGalley

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

Shaun Bythell

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

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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