The Diary of a Bookseller


Author: Shaun Bythell

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782833633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Love, Nina meets Black Books: a wry and hilarious account of life in Scotland's biggest second-hand bookshop and the band of eccentrics and book-obsessives who work there 'The Diary Of A Bookseller is warm (unlike Bythell's freezing-cold shop) and funny, and deserves to become one of those bestsellers that irritate him so much.' (Mail on Sunday) 'Utterly compelling and Bythell has a Bennett-like eye for the amusing eccentricities of ordinary people ... I urge you to buy this book and please, even at the risk of being insulted or moaned at, buy it from a real live bookseller.' (Charlotte Heathcote Sunday Express) 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.

Confessions of a Bookseller


Author: Shaun Bythell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788162302


Page: 320

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"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 more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests 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 poultices.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 equal measure, Confessions of a Bookseller will reunite readers with the characters they've come to know and love.

A History of Booksellers

The Old and the New


Author: Henry Curwen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108021433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 526

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First published in 1874, A History of Booksellers illustrates the close relationship between publishers, authors and their public. Curwen develops his theme by means of anecdotal and entertaining studies of individual British publishing houses, mostly from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a brief survey of earlier periods.

The Diary of John Longe (1765-1834), Vicar of Coddenham


Author: John Longe,Michael John Stone

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843833573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 5554

Pocket-books and other documents of a gentleman-parson bring the Georgian era vividly to life.

The Diary of Karl Süssheim (1878-1947)

Orientalist Between Munich and Istanbul


Author: Karl Süssheim,Barbara Flemming,Jan Schmidt

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515075732

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 1800

"A selected translation of the diary kept by the German orientalist Karl S'ussheim"--Pref.

The Day of the Crescent


Author: G. E. Hubbard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110767929X

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 9118

Originally published in 1920, this book surveys the history and character of the people of Turkey through selected extracts from travelogues.

Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics


Author: Marco Pasi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131754630X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) is one of the most famous and significant authors in the history of western esotericism. Crowley has been long ignored by scholars of religion whilst the stories of magical and sexual practice which circulate about him continue to attract popular interest. "Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics" looks at the man behind the myth - by setting him firmly within the politics of his time - and the development of his ideas through his extensive and extraordinarily varied writings. Crowley was a rationalist, sympathetic to the values of the Enlightenment, but also a romantic and a reactionary. His search for an alternative way to express his religious feelings led him to elaborate his own vision of social and political change. Crowley's complex politics led to his involvement with many key individuals, organisations and groups of his day - the secret service of various countries, the German Nazi party, Russian political activists, journalists and politicians of various persuasions, as well as other writers - both in Europe and America. "Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics" presents a life of ideas, an examination of a man shaped by and shaping the politics of his times.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection:


Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141353694

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of Greg and Rowley's friendship unfolds with hilarious results. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Whatever you do, don't ask Greg about his summer vacation because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it . . . It's a brand-new year and a brand-new journal and Greg is keen to put the humiliating (and secret!) events of last summer firmly behind him. But someone knows everything - someone whose job it is to most definitely not keep anything embarrassing of Greg's private - his big brother, Rodrick. How can Greg make it through this new school year with his not-quite-cool reputation intact? Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw The third laugh-out-loud book in the bestselling phenomenon that is the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Greg's dad, Frank, is on a mission - a mission to make this wimpy kid . . . well, less wimpy. All manner of 'manly' physical activities are planned, but Greg just about manages to find a way out of them. That is until military academy is is mentioned and Greg realizes that he's going to have to come up with something very special to get out of this one . . .