Confessions of a Bookseller


SKU: 9781567926644
Author: Bythell, Shaun
Publication Date: 04/07/2020
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book


The next best thing to visiting your favorite bookstore (bookshop cat not included). Go behind the scenes at The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland with owner (and author) Shaun Bythell. Inside a stone-faced Georgian townhouse on the Wigtown highroad, jammed with more than 100,000 books and one portly shop cat, Shaun manages the daily ups and downs of running Scotland’s largest used bookshop with a sharp eye and even sharper wit. His account of one year behind the counter is something no book lover should miss.

“A full, appealing world populated with colorful characters. The Scottish landscape–geese flying over the salt marsh, the meandering river where he likes to fish–is gorgeous . . . an endearing and thoughtful book.”–Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Bythell’s wicked pen and keen eye for the absurd recall what comic Ricky Gervais might say if he ran a bookshop.”The Wall Street Journal