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BYTHELL, SHAUN - The Diary of a Bookseller

Fine/Near fine. Profile Books, 2017. First UK edition-4th printing (10 9 8 7 6 5 4). Blue hardback (silver lettering to the spine, small nick on the edges of the cover) in fine condition, with Dj (a couple of small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover), both in near fine condition. Illustrated with a b/w photo. Nice and clean pages as new with a small ink mark on the outer edges, small nick on the edges of the pages. 310pp. Price un-clipped. A collectable book. Book Description: Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - 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. Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9781781258620
GBP 82.00 [Appr.: EURO 98.25 US$ 111.04 | JP¥ 12632] Book number 11558

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