Every bookshop has a story.
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,
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
And that’s just the beginning.
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.
Published: 2nd October 2014
Publisher: Constable and Robinson
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Series or Stand-Alone: Stand Alone
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Review: 5 out of 5
What I loved about this book...
Ask any book lover and they will tell you that there's nothing better than reading a book about books. That's the ultimate reading experience. This book took me on the ultimate book shopping experience from my own living room (and without buying any books which was the sad part lol!). This book has introduced me to so many interesting book shops that I have definitely added to my list of 'places I want to visit'.
What I also liked about this book is that you had interviews with authors such as Tracy Chevalier etc talking about their book experiences. Its probably the equivalent of someone who is an organiser reading a lifestyle magazine just to see the pictures of people's living rooms to see how they decorate etc...
This book was so good I read it in one sitting, could not put it down... There were so many places that I had to Google to find out more after I had read the book, it's definitely addicting.
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