In Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops bookseller Shaun Bythell distils the essence of his experience into a warm, witty and quirky taxonomy of the book-loving public. Bythell has met pretty much every kind of customer there is - from the charming, erudite and deep-pocketed to the eccentric, flatulent and possibly larcenous. So, step inside to meet the crafty Antiquarian, the shy and retiring Erotica Browser and gormless yet strangely likeable shop assistant Student Hugo - along with much loved bookseller favourites like the passionate Sci-Fi Fan, the voracious Railway Collector and the ever-elusive Perfect Customer.
The perfect gift for lovers of books and bookshops, and anyone with a curiosity about human nature!
Hardcover, 144 pages.
Measures 12.1 x 1.8 x 18.4 cm.
This gorgeous tote features a beautiful array of vintage books filling the shelves. Made from 100% natural cotton.Printed on one sideInterior pocketMeasures 43.2 x 33 x 2.5 cm
For anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed by their to-read pile, these metal bookends carry the phrase 'so many books' on one and 'so little time' on the other. They are crafted from cut metal. Black metal, 15cm high. Each pair of bookends comes boxed.
An absolutely charming vintage illustration of a selection of Larousse reference books at the bibliothèque features on this gorgeous sheet of wrapping paper. Printed on Cavallini's signature Italian archival paper, this fine gift wrap is good enough to be hung on the wall, or used...
We live in an age of documents, and throughout time these have acted as signposts to the way our world has changed. This book takes us through nearly 5000 years of history via 100 key documents, from the I Ching to Edward Snowden's Wikileaks files...