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A very funny view of books and the people who love them. It does take all kinds and Shaun Bythell knows them all—from the “Person Who Doesn't Know What They Want (But Thinks It Might Have a Blue Cover)” to the “Parents Secretly After Free Childcare.” A wickedly witty field guide by the curmudgeonly author of Confessions of a Bookseller.
From behind the counter, Shaun Bythell catalogs the customers who roam his shop in Wigtown, Scotland. There’s the Expert (divided into subspecies from the Bore to the Helpful Person), the Young Family (ranging from the Exhausted to the Aspirational), Occultists (from Conspiracy Theorist to Craft Woman).
Then there's the Loiterer (including the Erotica Browser and the Self-Published Author), the Bearded Pensioner (including the Lyrca Clad), and the The Not-So-Silent Traveller (the Whistler, Sniffer, Hummer, Farter, and Tutter). Two bonus sections include Staff and, finally, Perfect Customer—all add up to one of the funniest book about books you’ll ever find.
Shaun Bythell’s unique observational eye and dry wit make this perfect for anyone who loves bookshops—including all the kinds of the people you meet inside.
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