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.
Celebrate your passion for precision with this librarian style enamel pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled black and silver metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.
An original design by The Literary Gift Company, this series is inspired by the 2013 publication A Mug's Guide to Grammar. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Fine bone china mugs.Height of each mug 8cm.Available as a set, or individually.
There's nothing better than sharing your favourite book with a friend. And nothing worse than never getting it back again! Keep track of all your lendings (and make sure that the person who's borrowed it knows who to give it back to) with this handy...
An introduction to annotation as a genre - a synthesis of reading, thinking, writing and communication - and its significance in scholarship and everyday life, this book provides a comprehensive perspective on an underappreciated form of communication. Filled with examples spanning historical and contemporary contexts, including...