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"The Diary of a Bookseller"

♥ Book Title : The Diary of a Bookseller
♣ Name Author : Shaun Bythell
∞ Launching : 2019-07-16
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1612198163
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781612198163
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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"The Diary of a Bookseller"

♥ Book Title : The Diary of a Bookseller
♣ Name Author : Shaun Bythell
∞ Launching : 2018-09-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781612197258
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1612197256
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Hilarious, wry, and charming tales of bookselling in remotest Scotland "Among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I've read." --Dwight Garner, New York Times The funny and fascinating memoir of Bythell's experiences at the helm of The Bookshop, Scotland's largest second hand bookstore--and the delightfully unusual staff members, eccentric customers, odd townsfolk and surreal buying trips that make up his life there."Article| Shaun Bythell| Statement ..."

"The Diary of a Bookseller"

♥ Book Title : The Diary of a Bookseller
♣ Name Author : Shaun Bythell
∞ Launching : 2017-09-28
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781782833635
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1782833633
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
♮ News id : 6AH0DQAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Shaun Bythell| Statement ..."

"Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets"

♥ Book Title : Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets
♣ Name Author : Jessica A. Fox
∞ Launching : 2013-08-27
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781476730264
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1476730261
⊕ Number Pages : Total 384 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In this inspiring, delightful memoir, a young woman decides to escape the daily grind and turn her “what if” fantasy into a reality, only to find work—and a man—she loves in one fell swoop, all in a secondhand bookstore in a quaint Scottish town. Jessica Fox was living in Hollywood, an ambitious 26-year-old film-maker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, craving another life, she was seized by a moment of inspiration and tapped “second hand bookshop Scotland” into Google. She clicked the first link she saw. A month later, she arrived 2,000 miles across the Atlantic in Wigtown, on the west coast of Scotland, and knocked on the door of the bookshop she would be living in for the next month . . . The rollercoaster journey that ensued—taking in Scottish Hanukkah, yoga on Galloway’s west coast, and a waxing that she will never forget—would both break and mend her heart. It would also teach her that sometimes we must have the courage to travel the path less taken. Only then can we truly become the writers of our own stories."Article| Jessica A. Fox| Statement ..."

"Need for the Bike"

♥ Book Title : Need for the Bike
♣ Name Author : Paul Fournel
∞ Launching : 2003
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0803269099
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780803269095
⊕ Number Pages : Total 150 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A book like no other, Paul Fournel?s Need for the Bike conducts readers into a very personal world of communication and connection whose center is the bicycle, and where all people and things pass by way of the bike. In compact and suggestive prose, Fournel conveys the experience of cycling?from the initial charm of early outings to the dramas of the devoted cyclist. ø An extended meditation on cycling as a practice of life, the book recalls a country doctor who will not anesthetize the young Fournel after he impales himself on a downtube shifter, speculates about the difference between animals that would like to ride bikes (dogs, for instance) and those that would prefer to watch (cows, marmots), and reflects on the fundamental absurdity of turning over the pedals mile after excruciating mile. At the same time, Fournel captures the sound, smell, feel, and language of the reality and history of cycling, in the mountains, in the city, escaping the city, in groups, alone, suffering, exhausted, exhilarated. ø In his attention to the pleasures of cycling, to the specific ?grain? of different cycling experiences, and to the inscription of these experiences in the body?s cycling memory, Fournel portrays cycling as a descriptive universe, colorful, lyrical, inclusive, exclusive, complete."Article| Paul Fournel| Statement ..."

"Rebel Bookseller"

♥ Book Title : Rebel Bookseller
♣ Name Author : Andrew Laties
∞ Launching : 2011-07-19
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781609803377
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 160980337X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 184 sheet
♮ News id : E3PbdwHTgU0C

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☯ Full Synopsis : "The revival of independent bookselling has already begun and is one of the amazing stories of our times. Bookseller Andy Laties wrote the first edition of Rebel Bookseller six years ago, hoping it would spark a movement. Now, with this second edition, Laties’s book can be a rallying cry for everyone who wants to better understand how the rise of the big bookstore chains led irrevocably to their decline, and how even in the face of electronic readers from three of America’s largest and most successful companies—Apple, Amazon, and Google—the movement to support locally owned independent stores, especially bookstores, is on the rise. From the mid-1980s to the present, Andy Laties has been an independent bookseller, starting out in Chicago, teaching along the way at the American Booksellers Association, and finally running the bookshop at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. His innovations were adapted by Barnes & Noble, Zany Brainy, and scores of independent stores. In Rebel Bookseller, Laties tells how he got started, how he kept going, and why he believes independent bookselling has a great future. He alternates his narrative with short anecdotes, interludes between the chapters that give his credo as a bookseller. Along the way, he explains the growth of the chains, and throws in a treasure trove of tips for anyone who is considering opening up a bookstore. Rebel Bookseller is a must read for those in the book biz, a testament to the ingeniousness of one man man’s story of making a life out of his passionate commitment to books and bookselling."Article| Andrew Laties| Statement ..."

"The Bookshop Book"

♥ Book Title : The Bookshop Book
♣ Name Author : Jen Campbell
∞ Launching : 2014-10-16
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1472116666
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781472116666
⊕ Number Pages : Total 288 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I've-ever-been-to-bookshops. Meet Sarah and her Book Barge sailing across the sea to France; meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains; meet the bookshop in Canada that's invented the world's first antiquarian book vending machine. And that's just the beginning. From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over two hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we've yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world. -- "A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference." David Almond (The Bookshop Book includes interviews and quotes from David Almond, Ian Rankin, Tracy Chevalier, Audrey Niffenegger, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeanette Winterson and many, many others.)"Article| Jen Campbell| Statement ..."

"My Bookstore"

♥ Book Title : My Bookstore
♣ Name Author : Ronald Rice
∞ Launching : 2017-04-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780316362191
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0316362190
⊕ Number Pages : Total 432 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In My Bookstore our favorite writers-from Elin Hilderbrand, to John Grisham, to Dave Eggers-express their adoration and admiration for their favorite bookstores and booksellers. The relationship between a writer and her local bookstore can last for years or even decades. Often it is the author's local store that supported her during the early days of her career and that works tirelessly to introduce her work to new readers. But authors are also readers and customers, just like us. For them, as for most of us, bookstores serve as the anchor for our communities, the place that introduces us to new ideas (and new neighbors), and that sets our children on the path to becoming lifelong readers and lovers of books. Brimming with original, deeply moving, funny, and exceedingly well-crafted tributes to bookstores, from Longfellow Books in Portland, Maine (Ron Currie, Jr.) to Powells City of Books in Portland, Oregon (Chuck Palahniuk) and everywhere in between, My Bookstore is a joyful celebration of our bricks-and-mortar stores and a clarion call to readers everywhere at a time when the value and importance of these stores should be shouted from the rooftops."Article| Ronald Rice| Statement ..."

"The Bookseller's Sonnets"

♥ Book Title : The Bookseller's Sonnets
♣ Name Author : Andi Rosenthal
∞ Launching : 2010
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781846943423
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1846943426
⊕ Number Pages : Total 325 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A mysterious package from an anonymous artifact donor arrives on the desk of Jill Levin, the senior curator at a Holocaust museum: a secret diary, written by the eldest daughter of St. Thomas More, legal advisor to and close friend of Henry VIII. As Jill and her colleagues work to authenticate this rare find, letters arrive to convey the manuscript's history and the donor's unimaginable story of survival. At the same time, representatives from the Archdiocese of New York arrive to stake their claim to this controversial document, hoping to send it to a Vatican archive before its explosive content becomes public. As the process of authentication hovers between find and fraud, and as the battle for provenance plays out between religious institutions, Jill struggles with her own family history, and her involvement in a relationship she fears will disrupt and disappoint her family."Article| Andi Rosenthal| Statement ..."

"My Diary from the Edge of the World"

♥ Book Title : My Diary from the Edge of the World
♣ Name Author : Jodi Lynn Anderson
∞ Launching : 2015-11-03
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781442483873
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1442483873
⊕ Number Pages : Total 432 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood, twelve, of Cliffden, Maine, living in a world where sasquatches, dragons, giants, and mermaids are common, keeps a diary of her family's journey in a used Winnebago as they seek The Extraordinary World in hopes of keeping her little brother, Sam, safe against all odds."Article| Jodi Lynn Anderson| Statement ..."

"Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores"

♥ Book Title : Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
♣ Name Author : Jennifer Campbell
∞ Launching : 2012-09-13
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781468312409
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1468312405
⊕ Number Pages : Total 144 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Everything from "Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?" to "Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?" Anyone who has ever worked in retail will nod knowingly at requests like "I’ve forgotten my glasses, can you read me the first chapter?" Or the absurdity of questions like "Excuse me . . . is this book edible?" Filled with fun and quirky illustrations by the award-winning Brothers McLeod and featuring contributions from booksellers across the United States and Canada, as well as the author's native UK, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores is a celebration of bookstores, large and small, and of the brilliant booksellers who toil in those literary fields, as well as the myriad of colorful characters that walk through the doors everyday. This irresistible collection is proof positive that booksellers everywhere are heroes."Article| Jennifer Campbell| Statement ..."

"Beasts at Bedtime"

♥ Book Title : Beasts at Bedtime
♣ Name Author : Liam Heneghan
∞ Launching : 2018-05-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780226431413
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 022643141X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 256 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Talking lions, philosophical bears, very hungry caterpillars, wise spiders, altruistic trees, companionable moles, urbane elephants: this is the magnificent menagerie that delights our children at bedtime. Within the entertaining pages of many children’s books, however, also lie profound teachings about the natural world that can help children develop an educated and engaged appreciation of the dynamic environment they inhabit. In Beasts at Bedtime, scientist (and father) Liam Heneghan examines the environmental underpinnings of children’s stories. From Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter, Heneghan unearths the universal insights into our inextricable relationship with nature that underlie so many classic children’s stories. Some of the largest environmental challenges in coming years—from climate instability, the extinction crisis, freshwater depletion, and deforestation—are likely to become even more severe as this generation of children grows up. Though today’s young readers will bear the brunt of these environmental calamities, they will also be able to contribute to environmental solutions if prepared properly. And all it takes is an attentive eye: Heneghan shows how the nature curriculum is already embedded in bedtime stories, from the earliest board books like The Rainbow Fish to contemporary young adult classics like The Hunger Games. Beasts at Bedtime is an awakening to the vital environmental education children’s stories can provide—from the misadventures of The Runaway Bunny to more overt tales like The Lorax. Heneghan serves as our guide, drawing richly upon his own adolescent and parental experiences, as well as his travels in landscapes both experienced and imagined. Organized into thematic sections, the work winds its way through literary forests, colorful characters, and global environments. This book enthralls as it engages. Heneghan as a guide is as charming as he is insightful, showing how kids (and adults) can start to experience the natural world in incredible ways from the comfort of their own rooms. Beasts at Bedtime will help parents, teachers, and guardians extend those cozy times curled up together with a good book into a lifetime of caring for our planet."Article| Liam Heneghan| Statement ..."