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
    A reread. In April I finally made it to Wigtown, the Book Town of Scotland, and The Bookshop [for the life of me I cannot determine whether it should be The Bookshop or The Book Shop; the name on the website/Facebook page is different from the storefront!], a wonderfully rambling place with lots of ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Amalia Gavea
    These are the experiences of Shaun Bythell, a bookseller in Wigtown in beautiful Scotland, in diary format. The working days, the interesting customers (problematic or not), the co-workers, the struggle to support a second-hand bookshop (the second largest in the country) in the era of technology, e...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Shaun Blythell would be sore that I read his book on a Kindle but it was an eARC of the US edition, what could I do. I enjoyed his diary of a year of bookselling - the customers, the small book town in Scotland, little hints into what he is reading and thinking, and the looming enemy of Amazon. His ...

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