The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell audiobook

The Diary of a Bookseller

By Shaun Bythell
Read by Robin Laing

Blackstone Publishing 9781612197241
9.71 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I’ve read.” New York Times
“Bythell writes with biting humor…Bythell is a man on a mission, and a year seen through his eyes convinces the reader that it is a mission worthy of undertaking.” Chicago Tribune
“For anyone who has ever dreamed of owning a bookstore. Bythell’s hilarious account will have those in the industry crying and those otherwise employed dropping their resume off at their local indie.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Robin Laing strikes a matter-of-fact tone with his narration—a choice that is both smart and on point…Laing’s narration style makes it seem as if you are meeting up with a companionable, if a bit irascible, old friend.” AudioFile
“Sure to bring book lovers chuckles, nods of recognition, and a surge of hope for bookshops everywhere.” Shelf Awareness
“Utterly compelling, and Bythell has a Bennett-like eye for the amusing eccentricities of ordinary people.” Sunday Express (London)
“Wonderfully entertaining.” Observer (London)
“Bythell’s diary is one of the funniest and most honest books you’ll read this year. It’s a real treat for book nerds.” Irish Times (Dublin)
“Lively and intelligent.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Shaun Bythell

Author Bio: Shaun Bythell

Shaun Bythell is the owner of the Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland, and also one of the organizers of the Wigtown Festival.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English