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Confessions of a Bookseller Read & Download Ö 108 ✓ [Reading] ➻ Confessions of a Bookseller Author Shaun Bythell – Do you have a list of your books or do I just have to stare at them Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown Scotland With than a mile of shelving real log fires in the shop Do you have a list of your books or do I just have to stare at them Shaun Confessions of PDF Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown Scotland With than a mile of shelving real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby the shop should be an idyll. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewAfter enjoying the first book from Shaun Bythell The Diary of a Bookseller I was excited to read diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown I wasn't disappointed This is full of the charm of the original book with Bythell's usual introspective views on life love and buying and selling books to various oddball customersAlthough misanthropic Bythell still manages to come across as genuinely witty and down to earth His interactions with staff members are a particular highlight as he affectionately records what Nicky has brought in from the Morrison's dumpsters on a Friday and the amount of food that Granny can pack away It's also the people of Wigtown from Fiona next door to the grumpy postmaster that seem to make Shaun grounded and relatable to the reader There are a few rather poignant moments scattered throughout the documented year that managed to elicit emotion from Shaun that may otherwise have been lost among the lighthearted chapters and offhand comments if it weren't for his neighbors I also really enjoyed the interactions with customers and sellers and found it fascinating to read about the types of people who have large book collections to sell on various often rather niche topicsI also enjoyed the starting chapters for each month which include an extract from an parody novel about booksellers followed by Shaun's own interpretation on the subject matter and various insights into the trade itself The paragraphs on book binding and book plates I found particularly interesting Bythell''s writing style is also always fun and the chapters are uick and easy to read flowing well This made it easy to put down and pick up and I finished it uicklyAs the previous novel this is a fun and insightful look into life as a second hand bookseller that will interest anyone with a love of books

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S The Diary of a Bookseller soon to be a major TV series introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books Sardonic and sympathetic in eual measure Confessions of a Bookseller will reunite readers with the characters they've come to know and lov. 35 This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015 So long as you keep in mind that this is of the same stuff – the daily routines of buying and selling books including customers’ and colleagues’ uirks and of being out and about in a small town – and you aren’t looking for big thrills in your reading you should enjoy it Some may find the built in repetition boring while for others it will be comforting I read this on a summer trip to Milan and found it unexpectedly addictive; I certainly wished that I was in Wigtown instead of a sweltering city Also because of where I was reading the book I got particular enjoyment out of the characterization of Emanuela soon known as “Granny” for her poor eyesight and myriad aches and gripes who comes over from Italy to volunteer in the bookshop for the summerBythell’s break up with “Anna” is a recurring theme in this volume I suspect because his editorpublisher insisted on an injection of emotional drama; he strikes me as someone who would have kept this part of his life completely private if he had the choice The month heading epigraphs are all from Augustus Muir’s The Intimate Thoughts of John Baxter Bookseller this time Once again we get a full accounting of each day’s sales and customer numbers with delightful anecdotes about his weirder encounters with the public and Nicky and notes about his reading and any escapes from the town for fishing book buying excursions or brief vacations If you loved the first book go ahead and read the seuel Just don’t expect it to break any new ground

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Confessions of a BooksellerFor bookworms Unfortunately Shaun also has to contend with bizarre reuests from people who don't understand what a shop is home invasions during the Wigtown Book Festival and Granny his neurotic Italian assistant who likes digging for river mud to make poultice. the latest book in the bookseller series is enjoyable its funny as it documents a year in the shop with the different customers and the characters the book doesn't disappoint