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The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

The Diary of a Bookseller

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
Sep 04, 2018 | 320 Pages
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“With wit and humility, Bythell, owner of a used bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland, chronicles a year in the life of a bookseller… Bythell’s narrative is lively and intelligent.” – Publishers Weekly

“A cheerfully depressing account of independent bookselling today — deadpan, ruthless, poignant, and at times, so charing it’s almost unbelievable… surprisingly touching.” Quartz

“Entertaining and dryly humorous…  the book is fascinating.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny…will stay long in the memory.”—Daily Mail
“Wonderfully entertaining.” —The Observer (London)
“Peopled with fascinating characters . . . laugh-out-loud funny.”—Sunday Herald

”Among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I’ve every read.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

“Warm and funny, and deserves to become one of those bestsellers that irritate [Bythell] so much.” —Mail on Sunday

“It is hysterical. Anything that anyone ever wanted to know about what a bookseller really thinks is in here.”—Caitlin Luce Baker, University Bookstore

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