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The Bookshop Book - Jen Campbell
The Bookshop Book
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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,... show more
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 three 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781472116666 (1472116666)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 A book about bookshops.
That's what it says on the tin! Author Jen Campbell is known for sharing funny, ridiculous and witty comments from customers but this book is a wee bit different. Instead, she's looking at various bookshops around the world and the stories they tell. It's a pretty formulaic book where she looks at...
msleighm books
msleighm books rated it
5.0
5 stars. Makes me more determined, when I am well someday I want to fulfill the dream from my early 20s and own or work in a bookstore. I would also like to travel to all of these bookstores, particularly, for some reason, the ones in Wales tempt me.
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 The Bookshop Book
This book is an ode to bookshops everywhere. Broken down by continent there's a small bit about interesting, famous, or extraordinarily unique bookshops all over the world. Interspersed throughout are short essays written by authors about their love of reading and the importance of bookshops, incl...
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