April 2021 It warms my heart to be writing this introductory note to the paperback edition of The Bookshop Book. This love-letter-book of mine was first published seven years ago, when I was working in an antiquarian bookshop in North ...
Author: Jen Campbell
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.)
Author: John TODD (Bookseller, of York, the Elder.)Publish On: 1798
John TODD (Bookseller, of York, the Elder.) > 1. TODD's CATALOGUE for 1798 . an nghie CATALOGUE OB A VALUABLE AND CURIOÚS COLLECTION OF BOOKS VALL LANGUAGES , AND IN EVERY CLASS OF LITERATURE : INOLUDING SEVERAL LIBRARIES LATELY ...
Author: John TODD (Bookseller, of York, the Elder.)
Of course any reference to the play was also a reference to Billy's bookstore, where books were prized above dukedom, where he'd taken me countless afternoons as a child and told me to pick a book, any book.
Author: Amy Meyerson
Look for Amy Meyerson’s new novel The Imperfects, a captivating literary page-turner. THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Best Books of Summer 2018 Selection by Philadelphia Inquirer and Library Journal “Part mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness.” —Associated Press A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda’s twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life. She doesn’t hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy—and one final scavenger hunt. When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books—now as its owner—she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store’s shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy’s last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy’s past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda’s mother has kept hidden—and the terrible secret that tore her family apart. Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. It’s a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.
'People may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to books and libraries and bookshops, it is all a sham – all a sham, Laura; and it won't stand when things come to be turned ...
Author: Sarah Henshaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In early 2009 a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It had pictures of rats and moles in rowing boats and archaic quotes about Cleopatra's barge. It asked for a £30,000 loan to buy a black-and-cream narrowboat and a small hoard of books. The manager said no. Nevertheless The Book Barge opened six months later and enjoyed the happy patronage of local readers, a growing number of eccentrics and the odd moorhen. Business wasn't always easy, so one May morning owner Sarah Henshaw set off for six months chugging the length and breadth of the country. Books were bartered for food, accommodation, bathroom facilities and cake. During the journey, the barge suffered a flooded engine, went out to sea, got banned from Bristol and, on several occasions, floated away altogether. This account follows the ebbs and flows of Sarah's journey as she sought to make her vision of a floating bookshop a reality.
Books and the Commerce of Culture in the Twentieth Century Mr Huw Osborne ... It is necessary, for instance, to consider the ways in which those bookshops that doubled as publishing establishments not only complicate our understandings ...
Author: Mr Huw Osborne
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Criticism
Concerned with the cultural and economic roles of independent bookstores, this collection considers how eight shops created during the modernist era exceeded their commercial functions to open the spaces of literary production. Understanding these unique social spaces on the threshold of commerce and culture provides a basis for comprehending how the changes to the physical contexts of the twenty-first century reading experience have affected our relationship to books and reading.
I wanted to open a bookshop.' Marek turned briefly to look at her. 'Ah,' he said. 'Bookshops. Very good. People like bookshops.' Nina nodded. 'I hope so. I wanted to... you know. Bring books to people. Find the right kind of thing for ...
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: Hachette UK
*previously published as THE LITTLE SHOP OF HAPPY EVER AFTER* Nobody does cosy, get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan' Sunday Express In the Scottish Highlands, a little bus packed with books brings joy to the road . . . 'A total joy' Sophie Kinsella 'An evocative, sweet treat' Jojo Moyes 'Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting' Marian Keyes 'Irresistible' Jill Mansell 'Just lovely' Katie Fforde 'Naturally funny, warm-hearted' Lisa Jewell 'A gobble-it-all-up-in-one-sitting kind of book' Mike Gayle ___________________________________ Nina is a librarian who spends her days happily matchmaking books and people - she always knows what someone should read next. But when her beloved library closes and she's suddenly out of a job, Nina has no idea what to do next. Then an advert catches her eye: she could be the owner of a tiny little bookshop bus, driving around the Scottish highlands. Using up all her courage, and her savings, Nina makes a new start in the beautiful Scottish highlands. But real life is a bit trickier than the stories she loves - especially when she keeps having to be rescued by the grumpy-but-gorgeous farmer next door... Dreams start here . . . ___________________________________ Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan 'Jenny Colgan has a way of writing that makes me melt inside' 'Her books are so good I want to start over as soon as I have finished' 'There's something so engaging about her characters and plots' 'Her books are like a big, warm blanket' 'Her stories are just so fabulous' 'She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life' 'The woman is just magic'
For a year or two when I was a child, my older brother bought a Penguin book each Saturday morning, and he took me with him. The bookshop he liked was curved inside like a longboat, with the Penguins up in the bows ranged out in the ...
Author: Anne Scott
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Anne Scott has never housed her books in order of theme or author yet she knows where each of them is and the kind of life it has led. Some have been gifts but most have been chosen in bookshops unique in their style and possibilities. They have been observers of discovery, decisions, and marvels with her, following the line of her time and place. Some are everyday shops with a shelf of books in a corner, some are beginning again after long lives as churches, printing presses, medieval houses, a petrol-station. There are a few the author is too late to see: early print-houses and booksellers here too in this book, searched for and described, side by side with all the bookshops open now and busy with readers. Not one is like another. In one way, the book is a sequence about writing. But first it is a map of books and a life.
He is exceedingly fond of good Central , you may go by boat , at a round trip charge books and very few men have read ... while a ride by these conveyances will cost a little bookshop , and without waiting for the flies to settle on him ...
The bookshop distributes CCCU publications such as John Lea's 77 Things to Think About: Teaching and Learning in Higher ... have grown up in homes with no books' and 'some of whom live in areas with no bookshops, or small bookshops with ...
Author: Rebecca E. Lyons
This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Part of the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project, this book interrogates current and emerging contexts of academic books from the perspectives of thirteen expert voices from the connected communities of publishing, academia, libraries, and bookselling.
Author: Bloomsbury PublishingPublish On: 2018-07-26
After all this, the bookseller may decline to stock your book. ... What works for some bookshops doesn't work for others. ... You can find lists of Britain's bookshops at www.booksellers.org.uk/bookshopsearch.aspx.
Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. Foreword by Joanne Harris, bestselling author of 18 novels, including Chocolat New articles in the 2019 edition include: Ruby Tandoh Writing a cookbook Andrew McMillan How to become a poet Claire North Writing speculative fiction Frances Jessop Writing about sport Jane Robinson Writing non-fiction Tony Bradman A successful writing career James Peak Should I make an audio book? Wyl Menmuir Debut success Alice Jolly Crowdfunding your novel Andrew Lownie Submitting non-fiction Lynette Owen UK copyright law All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling