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Confessions of a Bookseller

Confessions of a Bookseller

by Shaun Bythell
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Item #: UW2952
Format: 323 pages (Paperback) 2019
A true story of a single year in the life of an independent bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland, written in the form of a diary, Confessions of a Bookseller is unexpectedly absorbing and often savagely funny. Shaun Bythell's narrative juggles mournful meditations on the rigors of the bookselling business with whimsical portraits of weird customers. In the course of the year, ... More
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A true story of a single year in the life of an independent bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland, written in the form of a diary, Confessions of a Bookseller is unexpectedly absorbing and often savagely funny. Shaun Bythell's narrative juggles mournful meditations on the rigors of the bookselling business with whimsical portraits of weird customers. In the course of the year, he ends a long-term relationship and acquires a new employee, a young Italian woman known as Granny whose pretend fights with her boss are among the book's highlights. Bythell's dry wit and deep affection for literature make the book compulsively readable; cat lovers will relish the regular updates on the life of Captain, the store's increasingly fat feline. (BH)

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