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Title: Diary of a Bookseller, The
Authors: Blythell, Shaun
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 310
Year: 2017
Language: English
Description: Hold off on that booking and get ready to change your travel plans ... once you've read this book, you'll be wanting to visit Shaun Bythell's premises in Wigtown, touted as the biggest secondhand bookshop in Scotland. From the daily till receipts and the latest staff insurrection, to the verbal gems from querulous customers and the rhythms of a country town with its myriad festivals, it's all here in diary form.

Chronicling the day-to-day scrabbling for a living in a commercial environment strongly influenced by the author's nemesis (Amazon), this fascinating story will have you laughing out loud while you are enthusiastically writing down what recovered treasure you should be reading next.
Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Scotland, 2020 Titles

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By: ASHB 004 2019-08-12 09:50:24
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A mixed reaction from our group. We were concerned about the effects of online sales on retail. We found some of the trivial detail about the shop a bit irritating, but got a very good picture of the shop and the town.

 
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