The Diary of a Bookseller

Author: Shaun Bythell

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782833633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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.

The Bookseller

A Novel

Author: Cynthia Swanson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006233302X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, The Bookseller follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams. Nothing is as permanent as it appears . . . Denver, 1962: Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, Frieda, and enjoys complete control over her day-to-day existence. She can come and go as she pleases, answering to no one. There was a man once, a doctor named Kevin, but it didn’t quite work out the way Kitty had hoped. Then the dreams begin. Denver, 1963: Katharyn Andersson is married to Lars, the love of her life. They have beautiful children, an elegant home, and good friends. It’s everything Kitty Miller once believed she wanted—but it only exists when she sleeps. Convinced that these dreams are simply due to her overactive imagination, Kitty enjoys her nighttime forays into this alternate world. But with each visit, the more irresistibly real Katharyn’s life becomes. Can she choose which life she wants? If so, what is the cost of staying Kitty, or becoming Katharyn? As the lines between her worlds begin to blur, Kitty must figure out what is real and what is imagined. And how do we know where that boundary lies in our own lives?

The Bookseller of Kabul

Author: ¿sne Seierstad

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316159418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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The Norwegian journalist provides a portrait of a committed Muslim man and his family living in post-Taliban Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Bookseller

The First Hugo Marston Novel

Author: Mark Pryor

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616147091

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 479

Who is killing the celebrated bouquinistes of Paris? Max—an elderly Paris bookstall owner—is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent Tom Green. Their investigation reveals that Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his grim history, or even to the mysterious old books he sold? On the streets of Paris, tensions are rising as rival drug gangs engage in violent turf wars. Before long, other booksellers start to disappear, their bodies found floating in the Seine. Though the police are not interested in his opinion, Marston is convinced the hostilities have something to do with the murders of these bouquinistes. Then he himself becomes a target of the unknown assassins. With Tom by his side, Marston finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together, connecting the past with the present and leading the two men, quite literally, to the enemy's lair. Just as the killer intended. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bookseller

The Organ of the Book Trade

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

The Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

The successful bookseller

A complete guide to success to all engaged in a retail bookselling, stationery, & fancy goods business ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

View: 1997

Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: N.A

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The American Bookseller

A Semi-monthly Journal Devoted to the Interests of the Book, Stationery, News, and Music Trades

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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The Bookseller

Author: Matt Cohen

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307367436

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 954

Paul Stevens is a bookseller in the marginalized world of used books, a lover of Flaubert and Dickens, young, unsure of himself - until he meets Judith and is drawn into her secret world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Everyday Life in the German Book Trade

Friedrich Nicolai as Bookseller and Publisher in the Age of Enlightenment

Author: Pamela E. Selwyn

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271043873

Category: History

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In his popular book The Germans (1982), Stanford historian Gordon Craig remarked: &"When German intellectuals at the end of the eighteenth century talked of living in a Frederican age, they were sometimes referring not to the monarch in Sans Souci, but to his namesake, the Berlin bookseller Friedrich Nicolai.&" Such was the importance attributed to Nicolai&’s role in the intellectual life of his age by his own contemporaries. While long neglected by students of the period, who tended to accept the caricature of him as a philistine who failed to recognize Goethe&’s genius, Nicolai has experienced a resurgence of interest among scholars reexploring the German Enlightenment and the literary marketplace of the eighteenth century. This book, drawing upon Nicolai&’s large unpublished correspondence, rounds out the picture we have of Nicolai already as author and critic by focusing on his roles as bookseller and publisher and as an Aufk&ärer in the book trade.

The Bookseller's Daughter

Author: Pam Rosenthal

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758204455

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Events in France on the eve of the Revolution have forced Marie-Laure Vernet into service as a maid and into the eye of Viscomte Joseph d'Auvers-Raimond, a book smuggler, and passion unfolds amid murder and betrayal.

American Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Booksellers and bookselling

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