The Diary of a Bookseller - Shaun Bythell and The Bookshop Band
1:00pm - 1:55pm - Sunday 2 June
In his wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun Bythell takes an insider’s look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade.
Shaun owns The Bookshop in Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, almost …
From struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, he takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books and introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find.