Tiny Navajo Reads: The Diary of a Bookseller


August 13, 2018 by TinyNavajo

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

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*To be published September 4, 2018*

booksellerI 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!

6 thoughts on “Tiny Navajo Reads: The Diary of a Bookseller

  1. […] or otherwise) who own their own second-hand bookstores. Sometimes they’re great, like The Diary of a Bookseller and sometimes they’re not so great. This is an instance of not so great…which sucks […]


  2. […] Shaun Bythell – Author of The Diary of a Bookseller […]


  3. […] Advance Reader’s Copy of The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell. One of the first books I got at my first ALA conference and it was a book I had […]


  4. […] second book by the same author of The Diary of a Bookseller, and I was super excited to hear that Shaun Bythell was writing a second book. I’m definitely […]


  5. […] The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell. There is just something that seems to genuine and homely about getting to read the everyday doings of a bookseller and his secondhand bookshop. I have a feeling that reading something like this may turn people away from the idea of owning a secondhand bookstore, but if anything, this has further encouraged my (possibly) disastrous idea of opening and owning one. […]


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