Shaun Bythell: Diary of a Bookseller

1 September 2018 | WORD Christchurch Festival

In the bestselling Diary of a Bookseller, Scottish second-hand book dealer Shaun Bythell charts the highs and lows of a year in the life of a man passionate and knowledgeable about books, struggling to make a living in rural Britain in the age of Amazon. From Wigtown in Scotland, he searches for rare books, strikes deals, tries to manage eccentric staff members and deals with awkward tourists. Shaun chats with fellow book dealer Brian Phillips about life in the trade, and its highs and lows. Can it survive? And really, do all Kindles deserve a bullet?

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