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The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
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really liked it
bookshelves: books-about-books, non-fiction, scottish-loveliness

Oh Shaun, your hatred for Kindles and stroppy, tight-fisted customers shines through in your highly entertaining diary! I wish I could get away with customer service 'Bythell Style', but I doubt I'd be employed for very long! The advantages of being your own boss I guess.

Next time I come across a book with age-related mould on it, I will undoubtedly be visualising some dude in a protective suit, complete with breathing apparatus, whipping it out of my hand to dispose of it safely.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Diary of a Bookseller, what's not to love?!

For starters, it's about a second hand bookshop in my most favourite place ever. SCOTLAND.

Shaun gets to rummage through thousands and thousands and thousands of books FOR A LIVING!!!

It gave me a fascinating insight into being part of the second hand book industry, and it definitely isn't all bookish loveliness.

Did I say this delightful shop is in SCOTLAND? Oh yeah, I did.

Hey, Shaun, I'm coming up for a visit in the summer. I promise I'll put the books I look at back where I found them. (Even if they are possibly in the wrong section already. Sigh.....*Shakes head*).

I promise I won't come in armed with a pencil, writing in my own prices on the inside page. I am SHOOK that book lovers even do this!

And I'll BUY some books too. And possibly a walking stick.

Thank you Shaun for sharing a year of your bookish life. I sincerely hope that your Aladdins Cave continues to prosper for many, many years. Bookshops are sadly an endangered species these days thanks to that flipping internet lark.
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Reading Progress

September 3, 2017 – Shelved
September 3, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
September 3, 2017 – Shelved as: books-about-books
September 3, 2017 – Shelved as: non-fiction
September 3, 2017 – Shelved as: scottish-loveliness
March 29, 2018 – Started Reading
March 29, 2018 –
page 63
20.32%
April 1, 2018 –
page 87
28.06%
April 2, 2018 –
page 137
44.19%
April 6, 2018 –
page 187
60.32%
April 9, 2018 –
page 221
71.29%
April 10, 2018 –
page 242
78.06%
May 2, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Crumb (new)

Crumb Excellent review!


Lisa *OwlBeSatReading* Crumb wrote: "Excellent review!"

Lol! It was a short and sweet one, but thank you 😀


Aisling It was a great read!


Lisa *OwlBeSatReading* I loved it Aisling 😀


message 5: by C. (new)

C. Lisa, books are not endangered. Many of us love the physical object and it can be seen that Kindles aren't chasing this away. I loved Scotland too; I hope you had a great trip! Carolyn.


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