Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops (Hardback)

Shaun Bythell

Shaun Bythell, Scotland's grumpiest bookseller, is back, with seven witty and affectionate portraits of bookshop regulars

**From the Sunday Times Bestselling Author**

In twenty years behind the till in The Bookshop, Wigtown, Shaun Bythell has met pretty much every kind of customer there is - from the charming, erudite and deep-pocketed to the eccentric, flatulent and possibly larcenous.

In Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops he distils the essence of his experience into a warm, witty and quirky taxonomy of the book-loving public. So, step inside to meet the crafty Antiquarian, the shy and retiring Erotica Browser and gormless yet strangely likeable shop assistant Student Hugo - along with much loved bookseller favourites like the passionate Sci-Fi Fan, the voracious Railway Collector and the ever-elusive Perfect Customer.

Publication date: 05/11/2020

£7.99

ISBN: 9781788166584

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Humour & Gift, Reference

Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops (Ebook)

Shaun Bythell

Shaun Bythell, Scotland's grumpiest bookseller, is back, with seven witty and affectionate portraits of bookshop regulars

**From the Sunday Times Bestselling Author**

In twenty years behind the till in The Bookshop, Wigtown, Shaun Bythell has met pretty much every kind of customer there is - from the charming, erudite and deep-pocketed to the eccentric, flatulent and possibly larcenous.

In Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops he distils the essence of his experience into a warm, witty and quirky taxonomy of the book-loving public. So, step inside to meet the crafty Antiquarian, the shy and retiring Erotica Browser and gormless yet strangely likeable shop assistant Student Hugo - along with much loved bookseller favourites like the passionate Sci-Fi Fan, the voracious Railway Collector and the ever-elusive Perfect Customer.

Publication date: 05/11/2020

£4.99

ISBN: 9781782837749

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B089XQZPL3

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Humour & Gift, Reference

Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops (Audiobook)

Shaun Bythell

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Shaun Bythell, Scotland's grumpiest bookseller, is back, with seven witty and affectionate portraits of bookshop regulars

**From the Sunday Times Bestselling Author**

In twenty years behind the till in The Bookshop, Wigtown, Shaun Bythell has met pretty much every kind of customer there is - from the charming, erudite and deep-pocketed to the eccentric, flatulent and possibly larcenous.

In Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops he distils the essence of his experience into a warm, witty and quirky taxonomy of the book-loving public. So, step inside to meet the crafty Antiquarian, the shy and retiring Erotica Browser and gormless yet strangely likeable shop assistant Student Hugo - along with much loved bookseller favourites like the passionate Sci-Fi Fan, the voracious Railway Collector and the ever-elusive Perfect Customer.

Publication date: 05/11/2020

£19.99

ISBN: 9781782837848

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Humour & Gift, Reference

Reviews for Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops

'Funny'

Mark Mason Daily Mail

'Bythell is having fun and it's infectious ... actually amusing'

Fiona Shepherd Scotsman

'

Bythell has a good ear for the absurd and a mundane telemarketing call becomes comedy gold ... For all Bythell's self-flagellation, he comes across as a generous, largely genial figure. It is hard to go for more than a few pages without finding him cooking for staying guests or drinking with friends
until the small hours.

'

 The Times

'All the ingredients for a gentle human comedy are here, as soothing as a bag of boiled sweets and just as tempting to dip into.'

 Literary Review

'Written with caustic wit...a diverting and congenial read.'

 Bookmunch

'Any reader finding this book in their stocking on Christmas morning should feel lucky ... contains plenty to amuse - an excellent diversion'

 Bookmunch

'Crisp and often funny - and Bythell is canny enough to temper his pantomime misanthropy with bursts of sweetness'

Sam Leith Guardian

Shaun Bythell

Shaun Bythell

Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, and also one of the organisers of the Wigtown Festival. His books about life running Scotland's largest second hand bookshop have been international bestsellers and translated into many languages.

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