• The Bookshop Book

The Bookshop Book

The Bookshop Book

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  • Author
    Jen Campbell
  • Publisher
    Hachette Uk
  • Publication date
    02 October 2014

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    The Bookshop Book

  • Author

    Jen Campbell

  • Date Published

    02 October 2014

  • Publisher

    Hachette Uk

  • Pages

    288 pages

  • ISBN

    9781472116703

Book Description

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 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.

'A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference' David Almond

(The Bookshop Book includes interviews and quotes from David Almond, Ian Rankin, Tracy Chevalier, Audrey Niffenegger, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeanette Winterson and many, many others.)

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