The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

The Diary of a Bookseller

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...

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  • Rebecca Foster
    So you think you’d like to run a bookshop? Here’s a book to tempt and deter you in equal measure. In 2001 Shaun Bythell acquired The Bookshop, the flagship bookstore in Wigtown, the Book Town in Galloway in the southwest of Scotland. Here he gives a one-year snapshot of life at the shop, f...
  • Sara
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. One of my favourite comedies from the early '00's was Black Books, a comedy set in a second hand book shop and starring Dylan Moran as a misanthropic book seller who hates people and drinks copious amounts of wine. T...
  • Manchester Military History Society (MMHS)
    Rich and varied tale of the tough world of bricks and mortar booksellers.Having visited Shaun's bookshop it was easy to picture both the shop, Wigtown and the beautiful Galloway countryside. Ok that's the end of the tourism promo, now the review. The books is a concise and well written read with Sha...
  • Vanessa
    Call me crazy but I've always wondered when I die what will happen to all my books. My house is overflowing with them. Nobody else reads them but me. The Diary of a bookseller made me think I'm not so crazy after all. It appears there are way more crazier people in the world. It also appears most of...
  • Barbara
    Books about bookstores are one of my favorite genres, and there are not many of them. Shaun Bythell bought a second hand bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland which near the coast of the Irish Sea, and Stranraer which has a ferry to Belfast. It has an annual book festival, which the book makes clear is the ...
  • Ylenia
    4.5 starsSuch a beautiful book about books & book selling. I already know what book I'm getting my friends for Christmas because this was hilarious & spoke to my misanthropic heart....
  • Kirsty
    I shall begin this review by stating that I have never personally wanted to be a bookseller, at least not to the same extent as a lot of my bookish friends, and other avid readers. I do, of course, have an awful lot of respect for those who do, particularly in the case of secondhand and independent ...

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