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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The Diary of a Bookseller Reviews

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Paul
    Wigtown is a beautiful rural town nestling in the south west of Scotland, and it has been designated as Scotland's official BookTown. It is home to a range of bookshops and book-related businesses as well as its own book festival. The Bookshop in Wigtown is Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop, w...
  • Nat K
    ”Of course, one person’s good book is another person’s bad book; the matter is entirely subjective.”For me, this book is quirky (with a capital “Q”). The story meanders along, a bit like life really. Mostly routine and humdrum, with little flecks of highlights and happi...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    One of the best books I’ve read so far this year! This is a book for all book lovers or people who secretly wish to work in a bookstore. Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland, and with this book he shares his diary from 2014 in which he writes about everything going on in the sto...
  • Carolyn
    This book is going straight onto my shelf of all time favourites. I really enjoyed reading Shaun Bythell's diary of the trials, tribulations and occasional triumphs of being a bookseller. In 2001, after having difficulty settling on a career he enjoyed, Shaun bought The Book Shop in his home town of...
  • Phrynne
    I am always a sucker for books about books so I knew I had to read this as soon as I saw the title and the cover. So glad I did!The bookseller of the title is the author himself, Shaun Bythell. He lives in Wigtown, Scotland where this beautiful bookshop actually exists. How I would love to go and se...

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