The Bookseller's Tale

The Bookseller's Tale

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir, Business Reference
Paperback Published on: 07/10/2021
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The right book has a neverendingness, and so does the right bookshop. This is the story of our love affair with books, whether we arrange them on our shelves, inhale their smell, scrawl in their margins or just curl up with them in bed. Taking us on a journey through comfort reads, street book stalls, mythical libraries, itinerant pedlars, radical pamphleteers, extraordinary bookshop customers and fanatical collectors, Canterbury bookseller Martin Latham uncovers the curious history of our book obsession - and his own. Part cultural history, part literary love letter and part reluctant memoir, this is the tale of one bookseller and many, many books.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141991238
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 269g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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The Bookseller's Tale
An excellent history of books and those who read them
This book fits in well to my current obsession with books about books. Although the framework may be the author’s personal experience of several decades of... READ MORE
The Bookseller's Tale
Witty, intelligent, fascinating
An absolutely fascinating read: packed with anecdotes, stories, insights, and nuggets of history. An absolute joy to read, whether you’re a serious or a ca... READ MORE
Andy Bannister