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Sep 05, 2017 | ISBN 9781782272120

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 ”Lives up to its inviting title.” - Times Literary Supplement

 ”Very worthwhile but not too worthy, this is a timely call to arms.” - Monocle 
‘All these writers convey the magic of bookshops, while also making their vulnerability in recent times a recurrent theme.’ Guardian

‘If you have ever lost yourself in a bookshop, felt the world fall away as you took a book off the shelves, this spell-binding collection will carry you off to shops near, far, lost and imagined.’ Mail on Sunday

‘Everywhere bookshops are fast disappearing. Sixteen writers from around the world remind us why we should cherish them at all costs.’ Spectator

‘A lovely collection of touching and personal accounts of books and bookshops. Each author’s writing style is unique and transports you across the globe.’ — Cub Magazine

‘In celebrating bookshops, Browse heralds humanity, with all its glorious eccentricities.’ Country Life

Table Of Contents

C o n t e n t s

Introduction: A Place to Pause

Henry Hitchings

Bookshop Time

Ali Smith

Something that Doesn’t Exist

Andrey Kurkov

The Pillars of Hercules

Ian Sansom

A Tale of Two Bookshops
Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Leitner and I
Saša Stanišić

All that Offers a Happy Ending Is a Fairy Tale
Yiyun Li

If You Wound a Snake…
Alaa Al Aswany

Desiderium: The Accidental Bookshop of Nairobi
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Snow Day
Michael Dirda

Dussmann: A Conversation
Daniel Kehlmann

La Palmaverde
Stefano Benni

A Bookshop in the Age of Progress
Pankaj Mishra

Dorthe Nors

Bohemia Road
Iain Sinclair

My Homeland Is Storyland
Elif Shafak

Writers’ Biographies

Translators’ Biographies

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