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The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History - Lewis Buzbee
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History
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In The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, a Book Sense selection, Lewis Buzbee celebrates the unique experience of the bookstore—the smell and touch of books, the joy of getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves, and the silent community of readers. He shares his passion for books, which began with... show more
In The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, a Book Sense selection, Lewis Buzbee celebrates the unique experience of the bookstore—the smell and touch of books, the joy of getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves, and the silent community of readers. He shares his passion for books, which began with ordering through the Weekly Reader in grade school. Woven throughout is a fascinating historical account of the bookseller trade—from the great Alexandria library to Sylvia Beach’s famous Paris bookstore, Shakespeare & Co. Rich with anecdotes, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop is the perfect choice for those who relish the enduring pleasures of spending an afternoon finding just the right book.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781555975104 (1555975100)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Pages no: 225
Edition language: English
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Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it
4.0 A History of the Book Trade: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee
However much we love reading, we seldom think about the book trade in general or about bookshops in particular. We take both for granted until something unexpected happens: the one-man bookshop around the corner that has been there ever since you can think closes because sales have constantly gone d...
KOMET
KOMET rated it
5.0 O, COME ALL YE BOOKLOVERS!
Here is a book that speaks to all booklovers. We band of brothers and sisters who have experienced the special joys and satisfaction of browsing the shelves of many a bookstore in search of those books that have tickled our fancies, piqued our curiosity, and commanded our interest. The author offers...
KOMET
KOMET rated it
Here is a book that speaks to all booklovers. We band of brothers and sisters who have experienced the special joys and satisfaction of browsing the shelves of many a bookstore in search of those books that have tickled our fancies, piqued our curiosity, and commanded our interest. The author off...
Shelly's Book Journal
Shelly's Book Journal rated it
4.0 The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
Buzbee has been enchanted by books since his youth. He recalls fondly the pull of the Weekly Readers and the book orders that went with them. He remembers falling in love with Steinbeck books. His love later transfers into book store jobs and eventually authorship. He recalls the history of the ...
Kiwiria
Kiwiria rated it
A lovely and charming memoir. If you love not just reading books, but shopping for them as well and consider browsing through bookshops a worthwhile passtime, even if you don't purchase anything, then this is the book for you. It was filled with fun anecdotes and made me want to rush out and find th...
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