August 13, 2018 by TinyNavajo
The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
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*To be published September 4, 2018*
I had been waiting for this book to come out since forever! Well, not forever, but since a friend of mine on Tumblr, Immzie’s Adventures Through Books, mentioned reading it and it sounded so funny! So, when I saw that there was an ARC for it at ALA New Orleans I grabbed that sucker and got my copy! YAY!!!
This book is a biographical year in the life of a secondhand bookseller, and if you were ever curious about what it takes to own a bookstore this book will tell you. In great detail. It’s fricken’ marvelous! Shaun Bythell starts a daily diary of the orders he needs to fill, the books found for said orders, and the money in the till at the end of the day. He then writes about what happened during the day in the town of Wigtown. He writes about the books he buys from others, the books he sells in town, the events that are going on with tourist attractions, and the small vacations he takes.
Shaun’s dry humor is hilarious to me, and I love how he talks about his daily life as a bookseller. I love this and I kind of hope that he’ll write another and I can learn more about the bookseller life.
What nonfiction books have you enjoyed the most? Why did you enjoy them? Comment below and let me know!