Confessions of a Bookseller

Confessions of a Bookseller

"Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?" Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don't understand what a sh "Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?" Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wig...

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Title:Confessions of a Bookseller
Author:Shaun Bythell
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1788162307
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:328 pages pages

Confessions of a Bookseller Reviews

  • Carrie
    Jun 24, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

  • Sara
    Jul 14, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

  • Annie
    Jul 29, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

    The Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell is essentially a diary of Shaun?s experiences as a bookshop owner in a rural Scottish village. But it?s so much more than that. Shaun makes you feel as if you are living in Wigtown with him and his crazy employees, friends, family, a...

    This is continuation (literally) of author's previous book, so I would recommend it to those who liked the first part. Evryday's life of bookshop keeper is described here and like our lives, sometimes it's more and sometimes less interesting. This book has a similar humor and small tow...

    Shaun Bythell is at it again with a new book chock full customer interactions, staff highlights and a slew of stories that only those running a bookshop could ever be involved in. I love reading books that follow the epistolary format. Peaking into the lives of ordinary people is a ver...

    Shaun Bythell's hilarious curmudgeonly accounts of the daily goings-on in his bookshop are a balm to my bookseller soul. I am not alone in the world! We have the same employees, the same customers, though he resides in a little Scottish town and I across the world, in Albuquerque, New ...

    Shaun Bythell continues to recount his adventures as the proprietor of the Bookshop, in Wigtown, Scotland, in Confessions of a Bookseller. Earlier this year, I listened to the audiobook of The Diary of a Bookseller and loved it. I jumped at the chance to hear more weird tales of life i...

  • Annarella
    Aug 27, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

  • Sophie
    Aug 30, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

  • Amy
    Jul 28, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

    The Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell is essentially a diary of Shaun?s experiences as a bookshop owner in a rural Scottish village. But it?s so much more than that. Shaun makes you feel as if you are living in Wigtown with him and his crazy employees, friends, family, a...

  • Susan Johnson
    Aug 08, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

  • Kirsti
    Jun 17, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

  • Rebecca
    Jul 05, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

  • Inês
    Sep 19, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

    The Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell is essentially a diary of Shaun?s experiences as a bookshop owner in a rural Scottish village. But it?s so much more than that. Shaun makes you feel as if you are living in Wigtown with him and his crazy employees, friends, family, a...

    This is continuation (literally) of author's previous book, so I would recommend it to those who liked the first part. Evryday's life of bookshop keeper is described here and like our lives, sometimes it's more and sometimes less interesting. This book has a similar humor and small tow...

    Shaun Bythell is at it again with a new book chock full customer interactions, staff highlights and a slew of stories that only those running a bookshop could ever be involved in. I love reading books that follow the epistolary format. Peaking into the lives of ordinary people is a ver...

    Shaun Bythell's hilarious curmudgeonly accounts of the daily goings-on in his bookshop are a balm to my bookseller soul. I am not alone in the world! We have the same employees, the same customers, though he resides in a little Scottish town and I across the world, in Albuquerque, New ...

    Shaun Bythell continues to recount his adventures as the proprietor of the Bookshop, in Wigtown, Scotland, in Confessions of a Bookseller. Earlier this year, I listened to the audiobook of The Diary of a Bookseller and loved it. I jumped at the chance to hear more weird tales of life i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I had actually never heard of Bythell before reading this, but I am now waiting for his first book from the library. This book is honest and funny and still makes you think, which is more than most book ...

    Thank you to Profile Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of this book in return for an honest review. This book is as funny and addictive as Shaun Bythell?s first book. The tales of customers in his bookshop are hilarious. Also, being given a glimpse of the activities...

    The follow-up to Diary of a Bookseller, and I enjoyed it as much if not more. Again it's in diary format, with one entry per day. Observations on the life of a second-hand bookseller, the kind of people who move in that world, and the range of interactions with the book-browsing public...

    Perhaps not as good as the first one - although Shaun's sales seem to have improved considerably, his life and observations seems more melancholy due to personal issues. I am glad to keep reading his diary however, it was a very welcome getaway during a difficult week. ...

    I could just keep reading and reading Shaun?s diaries. Such a wonderful mix of humour, day to day observations and interesting tidbits of information, often tinged with melancholy. I look forward to a third instalment. ...

    4.5/5.0 I'm a sucker for Bythell's books. He's such an uniquely grumpy narrator that my dark humored part just loves. I think this is the perfect gift for anyone that enjoyes books and book shopping. And I'm already planning a trip to Wigtown, hopefully next year. ...

  • Sakhile
    Jul 05, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

  • Neil
    Sep 05, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

    The Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell is essentially a diary of Shaun?s experiences as a bookshop owner in a rural Scottish village. But it?s so much more than that. Shaun makes you feel as if you are living in Wigtown with him and his crazy employees, friends, family, a...

    This is continuation (literally) of author's previous book, so I would recommend it to those who liked the first part. Evryday's life of bookshop keeper is described here and like our lives, sometimes it's more and sometimes less interesting. This book has a similar humor and small tow...

    Shaun Bythell is at it again with a new book chock full customer interactions, staff highlights and a slew of stories that only those running a bookshop could ever be involved in. I love reading books that follow the epistolary format. Peaking into the lives of ordinary people is a ver...

    Shaun Bythell's hilarious curmudgeonly accounts of the daily goings-on in his bookshop are a balm to my bookseller soul. I am not alone in the world! We have the same employees, the same customers, though he resides in a little Scottish town and I across the world, in Albuquerque, New ...

    Shaun Bythell continues to recount his adventures as the proprietor of the Bookshop, in Wigtown, Scotland, in Confessions of a Bookseller. Earlier this year, I listened to the audiobook of The Diary of a Bookseller and loved it. I jumped at the chance to hear more weird tales of life i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I had actually never heard of Bythell before reading this, but I am now waiting for his first book from the library. This book is honest and funny and still makes you think, which is more than most book ...

    Thank you to Profile Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of this book in return for an honest review. This book is as funny and addictive as Shaun Bythell?s first book. The tales of customers in his bookshop are hilarious. Also, being given a glimpse of the activities...

    The follow-up to Diary of a Bookseller, and I enjoyed it as much if not more. Again it's in diary format, with one entry per day. Observations on the life of a second-hand bookseller, the kind of people who move in that world, and the range of interactions with the book-browsing public...

  • Heather Fineisen
    Aug 01, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

  • Lilisa
    Jul 29, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

  • Jessica
    Aug 17, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

    The Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell is essentially a diary of Shaun?s experiences as a bookshop owner in a rural Scottish village. But it?s so much more than that. Shaun makes you feel as if you are living in Wigtown with him and his crazy employees, friends, family, a...

    This is continuation (literally) of author's previous book, so I would recommend it to those who liked the first part. Evryday's life of bookshop keeper is described here and like our lives, sometimes it's more and sometimes less interesting. This book has a similar humor and small tow...

    Shaun Bythell is at it again with a new book chock full customer interactions, staff highlights and a slew of stories that only those running a bookshop could ever be involved in. I love reading books that follow the epistolary format. Peaking into the lives of ordinary people is a ver...

    Shaun Bythell's hilarious curmudgeonly accounts of the daily goings-on in his bookshop are a balm to my bookseller soul. I am not alone in the world! We have the same employees, the same customers, though he resides in a little Scottish town and I across the world, in Albuquerque, New ...

    Shaun Bythell continues to recount his adventures as the proprietor of the Bookshop, in Wigtown, Scotland, in Confessions of a Bookseller. Earlier this year, I listened to the audiobook of The Diary of a Bookseller and loved it. I jumped at the chance to hear more weird tales of life i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I had actually never heard of Bythell before reading this, but I am now waiting for his first book from the library. This book is honest and funny and still makes you think, which is more than most book ...

  • Beth Roberts
    Aug 01, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

  • Charlotte Jones
    Jun 26, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

  • Lea
    Sep 09, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

    The Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell is essentially a diary of Shaun?s experiences as a bookshop owner in a rural Scottish village. But it?s so much more than that. Shaun makes you feel as if you are living in Wigtown with him and his crazy employees, friends, family, a...

    This is continuation (literally) of author's previous book, so I would recommend it to those who liked the first part. Evryday's life of bookshop keeper is described here and like our lives, sometimes it's more and sometimes less interesting. This book has a similar humor and small tow...

    Shaun Bythell is at it again with a new book chock full customer interactions, staff highlights and a slew of stories that only those running a bookshop could ever be involved in. I love reading books that follow the epistolary format. Peaking into the lives of ordinary people is a ver...

    Shaun Bythell's hilarious curmudgeonly accounts of the daily goings-on in his bookshop are a balm to my bookseller soul. I am not alone in the world! We have the same employees, the same customers, though he resides in a little Scottish town and I across the world, in Albuquerque, New ...

    Shaun Bythell continues to recount his adventures as the proprietor of the Bookshop, in Wigtown, Scotland, in Confessions of a Bookseller. Earlier this year, I listened to the audiobook of The Diary of a Bookseller and loved it. I jumped at the chance to hear more weird tales of life i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I had actually never heard of Bythell before reading this, but I am now waiting for his first book from the library. This book is honest and funny and still makes you think, which is more than most book ...

    Thank you to Profile Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of this book in return for an honest review. This book is as funny and addictive as Shaun Bythell?s first book. The tales of customers in his bookshop are hilarious. Also, being given a glimpse of the activities...

    The follow-up to Diary of a Bookseller, and I enjoyed it as much if not more. Again it's in diary format, with one entry per day. Observations on the life of a second-hand bookseller, the kind of people who move in that world, and the range of interactions with the book-browsing public...

    Perhaps not as good as the first one - although Shaun's sales seem to have improved considerably, his life and observations seems more melancholy due to personal issues. I am glad to keep reading his diary however, it was a very welcome getaway during a difficult week. ...

  • Carol
    Sep 22, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

    The Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell is essentially a diary of Shaun?s experiences as a bookshop owner in a rural Scottish village. But it?s so much more than that. Shaun makes you feel as if you are living in Wigtown with him and his crazy employees, friends, family, a...

    This is continuation (literally) of author's previous book, so I would recommend it to those who liked the first part. Evryday's life of bookshop keeper is described here and like our lives, sometimes it's more and sometimes less interesting. This book has a similar humor and small tow...

    Shaun Bythell is at it again with a new book chock full customer interactions, staff highlights and a slew of stories that only those running a bookshop could ever be involved in. I love reading books that follow the epistolary format. Peaking into the lives of ordinary people is a ver...

    Shaun Bythell's hilarious curmudgeonly accounts of the daily goings-on in his bookshop are a balm to my bookseller soul. I am not alone in the world! We have the same employees, the same customers, though he resides in a little Scottish town and I across the world, in Albuquerque, New ...

    Shaun Bythell continues to recount his adventures as the proprietor of the Bookshop, in Wigtown, Scotland, in Confessions of a Bookseller. Earlier this year, I listened to the audiobook of The Diary of a Bookseller and loved it. I jumped at the chance to hear more weird tales of life i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I had actually never heard of Bythell before reading this, but I am now waiting for his first book from the library. This book is honest and funny and still makes you think, which is more than most book ...

    Thank you to Profile Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of this book in return for an honest review. This book is as funny and addictive as Shaun Bythell?s first book. The tales of customers in his bookshop are hilarious. Also, being given a glimpse of the activities...

    The follow-up to Diary of a Bookseller, and I enjoyed it as much if not more. Again it's in diary format, with one entry per day. Observations on the life of a second-hand bookseller, the kind of people who move in that world, and the range of interactions with the book-browsing public...

    Perhaps not as good as the first one - although Shaun's sales seem to have improved considerably, his life and observations seems more melancholy due to personal issues. I am glad to keep reading his diary however, it was a very welcome getaway during a difficult week. ...

    I could just keep reading and reading Shaun?s diaries. Such a wonderful mix of humour, day to day observations and interesting tidbits of information, often tinged with melancholy. I look forward to a third instalment. ...

  • Leonie Byrne
    Jul 30, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

  • La La
    Aug 23, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

  • Lindsay
    Aug 05, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

    The Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell is essentially a diary of Shaun?s experiences as a bookshop owner in a rural Scottish village. But it?s so much more than that. Shaun makes you feel as if you are living in Wigtown with him and his crazy employees, friends, family, a...

    This is continuation (literally) of author's previous book, so I would recommend it to those who liked the first part. Evryday's life of bookshop keeper is described here and like our lives, sometimes it's more and sometimes less interesting. This book has a similar humor and small tow...

    Shaun Bythell is at it again with a new book chock full customer interactions, staff highlights and a slew of stories that only those running a bookshop could ever be involved in. I love reading books that follow the epistolary format. Peaking into the lives of ordinary people is a ver...

  • Linda Fallows
    Jul 30, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

    The Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell is essentially a diary of Shaun?s experiences as a bookshop owner in a rural Scottish village. But it?s so much more than that. Shaun makes you feel as if you are living in Wigtown with him and his crazy employees, friends, family, a...

    This is continuation (literally) of author's previous book, so I would recommend it to those who liked the first part. Evryday's life of bookshop keeper is described here and like our lives, sometimes it's more and sometimes less interesting. This book has a similar humor and small tow...

    Shaun Bythell is at it again with a new book chock full customer interactions, staff highlights and a slew of stories that only those running a bookshop could ever be involved in. I love reading books that follow the epistolary format. Peaking into the lives of ordinary people is a ver...

    Shaun Bythell's hilarious curmudgeonly accounts of the daily goings-on in his bookshop are a balm to my bookseller soul. I am not alone in the world! We have the same employees, the same customers, though he resides in a little Scottish town and I across the world, in Albuquerque, New ...

    Shaun Bythell continues to recount his adventures as the proprietor of the Bookshop, in Wigtown, Scotland, in Confessions of a Bookseller. Earlier this year, I listened to the audiobook of The Diary of a Bookseller and loved it. I jumped at the chance to hear more weird tales of life i...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I had actually never heard of Bythell before reading this, but I am now waiting for his first book from the library. This book is honest and funny and still makes you think, which is more than most book ...

    Thank you to Profile Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of this book in return for an honest review. This book is as funny and addictive as Shaun Bythell?s first book. The tales of customers in his bookshop are hilarious. Also, being given a glimpse of the activities...

  • Carolyn
    Aug 31, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

  • Paromjit
    Aug 19, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

  • Eule
    Aug 19, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

  • Lib
    Aug 11, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

    The Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell is essentially a diary of Shaun?s experiences as a bookshop owner in a rural Scottish village. But it?s so much more than that. Shaun makes you feel as if you are living in Wigtown with him and his crazy employees, friends, family, a...

    This is continuation (literally) of author's previous book, so I would recommend it to those who liked the first part. Evryday's life of bookshop keeper is described here and like our lives, sometimes it's more and sometimes less interesting. This book has a similar humor and small tow...

    Shaun Bythell is at it again with a new book chock full customer interactions, staff highlights and a slew of stories that only those running a bookshop could ever be involved in. I love reading books that follow the epistolary format. Peaking into the lives of ordinary people is a ver...

    Shaun Bythell's hilarious curmudgeonly accounts of the daily goings-on in his bookshop are a balm to my bookseller soul. I am not alone in the world! We have the same employees, the same customers, though he resides in a little Scottish town and I across the world, in Albuquerque, New ...

  • Mona
    Jul 31, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

    A very good book, engrossing and entertaining. It made me laugh and it helped to understand how is working in a bookstore. I loved the style of writing, the humour and the stories. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publish...

    Warm, funny and full of literary goodness. I really hope we continue to get more and more of Shaun?s diaries. ...

    *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read The Diary of a Bookseller early last year and absolutely loved it so I was excited to see that the sequel will be released in August 2019. I was lucky enough to be approved for a revie...

    There's no way for me to review this without sounding harsh. Obviously, I love books and reading books. Therefore, I love books about books. I am sure, were I ever so fortunate to re-visit Scotland again and find my way to this bookstore, I would like it and its owner quite a lot. ...

    This book is an absolute delight, so much so I slowed down my usual super fast reading and read it leisurely. I had chosen it simply because it was about books, having not read the first book, so had no preconceived ideas. This warm, witty, book is the diary of every day goings on ...

    The Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell is essentially a diary of Shaun?s experiences as a bookshop owner in a rural Scottish village. But it?s so much more than that. Shaun makes you feel as if you are living in Wigtown with him and his crazy employees, friends, family, a...

    This is continuation (literally) of author's previous book, so I would recommend it to those who liked the first part. Evryday's life of bookshop keeper is described here and like our lives, sometimes it's more and sometimes less interesting. This book has a similar humor and small tow...

  • Laurie
    Jun 17, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...

    Confessions of a Bookseller is bascially like Diary of a Bookseller: Same author, same format, same humour, and it's what it says on the tin: The diary of a bookseller. Shaun is based in Wigtown, Scotland's booktown, and runs a second hand bookstore which also has an online presenc...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Profile Books and Shaun Bythell for my arc of Confessions of a Bookseller in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. This is his second book and a collection of memoirs/diary entries based on ...

    2.5 stars on the blog. This book is a series of journal (diary) entries from a used bookstore owner in Scotland. Most of the entries in the first 80% of the book were boring. My life is more interesting than this guy's. The only thing that kept me actively reading was the entries th...

    This continuation of Shaun Bythell?s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain. Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealin...

  • 🌈⭐️RoseOfRainbows⭐️🌈💕
    Jul 31, 2019

    Shaun Bythell takes us through a year of his life in 2015 as a second hand bookseller, a financially precarious business, in the small Scottish town of Wigtown. This is a biographical read guaranteed to delight all of us book obsessives and those curious about the nature of the book tr...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying the first novel, The Diary of a Bookseller, I was excited to read more diary installments from Shaun Bythell's life as a second hand book seller in Wigtown. I wasn't disappointed. This is full of the cha...

    (3.5) This picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and carries through the whole of 2015. So long as you keep in mind that this is more of the same stuff ? the daily routines of buying and selling books, including customers? and colleagues? quirks, and of being ou...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book! So as soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if I didn't get it, I was so happy to see that Shaun had another book coming out, and out of respect for his anti Kindle views, of cours...

    The second book by Wigtown, Scotland, book store owner, Shaun Bythell, is another amusing look at the life of a book seller. He is in an unique position as Wigtown is the National Book Town of Scotland and his bookstore is the second largest second hand bookstore in Scotland. There ar...

    I was intrigued by the concept of getting a behind-the-scenes look into a bookseller's life - the backstory to owning a bookstore, encountering the myriad of customers a bookseller would come across, and of course the ?confessions? of a bookseller, which sounded interesting and fun...

    An absolutely adorable story with fun characters. Perfect for a leisurely summer day! I am a huge fan of books about books and this novel was just what the doctor ordered. ...

    Diary like entries reveal the operation of The Book Shop in the bookish Wigtown Scotland. Quirky characters abound. My favorite was Granny, the young Italian intern with her accent and huge appetite. Charming and interesting for any bibliophile. Copy provided by the Publisher and Ne...

    As an avid book reader, secondhand bookshops hold a certain wonder for me. It?s nearly impossible for me to walk past one, or a person selling secondhand books on the street, without stopping to peruse even when I have no money to spare. That probably makes me a bit of a nightmare cu...

    Really loved every minute of it! It's a cozy, delightful read and I savored it from start to finish. 5/5 stars for a job well done. ...