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Remainders of the Day by Shaun Bythell

Beloved bookseller Shaun Bythell returns with more! Shaun is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, known for its annual book festival, that regenerated the town in the 90s. The Bookshop is a haven for book enthusiasts and the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland with over a mile of shelving supporting approximately 100,000 books. Inside, there’s the cozy ambience of a log fire and a resident bookshop cat.

After two decades, you would assume Shaun would be accustomed to the peculiarities of his customers. However, there’s a range of eccentric characters, plus those who mistake bookshops for public libraries or spend hours browsing without buying. There’s also the unusual requests, tricky customers and quirky but likeable staff. Shaun also takes readers along on his buying trips to old estates and nearby towns in search of hidden gems.

Continuing his celebrated diary series, Remainders of the Day is a delightful blend of humour and a treasure trove of literary wonders! It’s essential reading for book lovers and a perfect gift for bibliophiles.

Shaun Bythell has run The Bookshop in Wigtown since 2001, and his internationally bestselling books, The Diary of a Bookseller, Confessions of a Bookseller and Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops, have been translated into over 30 languages. His passion for bookselling is matched only by his sense of despair for its future!

Reviewer: Andrea Molloy Allen & Unwin

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