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For every lover of books and bookshops.
Every bookshop has a story. 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 two 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.
About the Author
Jen Campbell grew up in the North East of England, and graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in English Literature. She's a published poet and short story writer. She lives in North London where she works at Ripping Yarns bookshop.
...it wonderfully illustrates the love of books that sellers and buyers across the world can have - Image Magazine
...a perfect present for any booklover of your acquaintance
ISBN: 9781472116666 ISBN-10: 1472116666 Audience:
For Ages: 21+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 288 Published: 1st December 2014 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.1
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1