The Bookshop Book

apologies for having written a book called Weird Things Customers Say in
Bookshops before he had. Shaun raised an eyebrow and grinned. 'I don't know if
you've heard, Jen, but I'm too bloody grumpy to pull off a book like that.' Then he ...

Author: Jen Campbell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472116704

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 787

We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I've-ever-been-to-bookshops. Meet Sarah and her Book Barge sailing across the sea to France; meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains; meet the bookshop in Canada that's invented the world's first antiquarian book vending machine. And that's just the beginning. From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we've yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world. -- "A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference." David Almond (The Bookshop Book includes interviews and quotes from David Almond, Ian Rankin, Tracy Chevalier, Audrey Niffenegger, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeanette Winterson and many, many others.)

The Bookshop

... all over in a minute. Christine was one of the last into school. She looked at her
envelope and knew at once that it was what she had always expected. She had a
long buff one. Mrs Gipping called round herself to the Old House Bookshop 101.

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395869468

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

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Follows a kindhearted English widow's struggle to open a bookshop in a seaside town against the polite, but uncompromising opposition of the town's arbiters of culture

The Bookshop In Brick Lane

THE BOOKSHOP IN BRICK LANE The Bookshop in Brick Lane – or, to be
accurate, the only generalist bookshop in Brick Lane at the time of going to print –
wasn't a bookshop until 2006. The premises had been a hairdressers in 1840, ...

Author: N. Quentin Woolf (ed.)


ISBN: 0557472652


Page: 189

View: 995

An anthology of short stories and poetry, interwoven with non-fiction pieces about London's East End and centred on a particular bookshop there.

The Bookshop on Jacaranda Street

The bookshop is a business, and this is how I do business. Especially with
wankers like him. Two hundred and sixty grand is one helluva a lot of money to
give away. Jim isn't getting anything, except his marching orders.' He went on ...

Author: Marlish Glorie

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 1921696176

Category: Booksellers and bookselling

Page: 290

View: 773

"Meet the Budd-Doyles: a suburban family in shambles, and about to unravel further as Helen Budd-Doyle in one fell swoop destroys her bed, abandons the family home, and buys a second-hand bookshop form a man in a pub leaving her bewildered junk-collecting husband Arnold to sort out his life. But he can't. Enter Gabriel, one of their sons, wreaking havoc as he pushes his father to sell off the accrued junk of a lifetime. Add a little sibling rivalry with his brother Vivian fresh home and licking his wounds from a life in far north ... and watch the fireworks on Jacaranda Street."--Back cover.

The Bookshop on the Shore

... to work out for me (although I got through a lot more Tom Clancy than you
might expect in a teenage girl). So with that out of the way: hello, and thank you
so much for choosing The Bookshop by the Shore – I know you have a lot of

Author: Jenny Colgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751571989

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 655

Don't miss Jenny's gorgeous new novel - FIVE HUNDRED MILES FROM YOU is out now 'Nobody does cosy, get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan' Sunday Express ___________________________________ In the Scottish Highlands, a tiny bookshop perches on the edge of a loch . . . Curl up and escape with Jenny Colgan 'A total joy' Sophie Kinsella 'An evocative, sweet treat' Jojo Moyes 'Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting' Marian Keyes 'Irresistible' Jill Mansell 'Just lovely' Katie Fforde 'Naturally funny, warm-hearted' Lisa Jewell 'A gobble-it-all-up-in-one-sitting kind of book' Mike Gayle ___________________________________ Zoe is a single mother, sinking beneath the waves trying to cope by herself in London. Hari, her gorgeous little boy is perfect in every way - except for the fact that he just doesn't speak, at all. When her landlord raises the rent on her flat, Zoe doesn't know where to turn. Then Hari's aunt suggests Zoe could move to Scotland to help run a bookshop. Going from the lonely city to a small village in the Highlands could be the change Zoe and Hari desperately need. Faced with an unwelcoming boss, a moody, distant bookseller named Ramsay Urquart, and a band of unruly children, Zoe wonders if she's made the right decision. But Hari has found his very first real friend, and no one could resist the beauty of the loch glinting in the summer sun. If only Ramsay would just be a little more approachable... Dreams start here . . . ___________________________________ Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan 'Jenny Colgan has a way of writing that makes me melt inside' 'Her books are so good I want to start over as soon as I have finished' 'There's something so engaging about her characters and plots' 'Her books are like a big, warm blanket' 'Her stories are just so fabulous' 'She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life' 'The woman is just magic'

The Bookshop That Floated Away

60.THE. BOOKSHOP. THAT. FLOATED. AWAY. 15th October 2011, Saltaire,
Yorkshire It was here yesterday; black and cream and narrow, with the slouched
backs of pizza crusts left over on the floor inside and book spines skirting every

Author: Sarah Henshaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472109392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 243

In early 2009 a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It had pictures of rats and moles in rowing boats and archaic quotes about Cleopatra's barge. It asked for a £30,000 loan to buy a black-and-cream narrowboat and a small hoard of books. The manager said no. Nevertheless The Book Barge opened six months later and enjoyed the happy patronage of local readers, a growing number of eccentrics and the odd moorhen. Business wasn't always easy, so one May morning owner Sarah Henshaw set off for six months chugging the length and breadth of the country. Books were bartered for food, accommodation, bathroom facilities and cake. During the journey, the barge suffered a flooded engine, went out to sea, got banned from Bristol and, on several occasions, floated away altogether. This account follows the ebbs and flows of Sarah's journey as she sought to make her vision of a floating bookshop a reality.

The Bookshop at 10 Curzon Street

This may be a suitable time to mention my discovery that his later letters, to my
considerable surprise, contain long quotations from the letters I was sending him
during my first years in the bookshop. When he retired, I had asked him if he ...

Author: John Saumarez Smith

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 178101163X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 168

Nancy Mitford was a brilliant personality, a remarkable novelist and a legendary letter writer. It is not widely known that she was also a bookseller. From 1942 to 1946 she worked in Heywood Hill's famous shop in Curzon Street, and effectively ran it when the male staff were called up for war service. After the war she left to live in France, but she maintained an abiding interest in the shop, its stock, and the many and varied customers who themselves form a cavalcade of the literary stars of post-war Britain. Her letters to Heywood Hill advise on recent French titles that might appeal to him and his customers, gossip engagingly about life in Paris, and enquire anxiously about the reception of her own books, while seeking advice about new titles to read. In return Heywood kept her up to date with customers and their foibles, and with aspects of literary and bookish life in London. Charming, witty, utterly irresistible, the correspondence gives brilliant insights into a world that has almost disappeared.

The Bookshop on Autumn Lane

What's not to love? A Wedding in Truhart is a wedding to remember.” —Lois Greiman, award winning author of the Hope Springs series

Author: Cynthia Tennent

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1601836457

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 177

“The people of Truhart will find a place in your heart.” —Cindy Myers, author of The View From Here Big dreams can come true in a small town... While some young women would jump through hoops to claim ownership of a bookshop, free-spirited Gertrude “Trudy” Brown wants nothing to do with the rundown store her late Aunt Gertrude left her. Having suffered from dyslexia all her life, books aren’t exactly her friends. With not much more than a collie dog who’s scared of his own shadow, and a rusty but trusty ’74 Beetle, Trudy arrives in the tiny town of Truhart, determined to sell off her cumbersome inheritance as quickly as possible... But Trudy is not the only stranger in town. Christopher “Kit” Darlington, a professor of American Studies at Cambridge, is searching for an elusive manuscript—and he secretly thinks Trudy’s ramshackle bookshop might hold the key to its discovery. As these two opposites spend the autumn days together, cleaning out Trudy’s bookshop, they soon find that uncovering both literature and love can be equally mysterious... Trudy’s never been the type to stay in one spot too long, but something about Kit makes her consider starting a new chapter—and maybe even finding there’s a happily-ever-after... Praise for A Wedding in Truhart “Cynthia Tennent has captured the charm, humor, loyalty, and love of small towns, close families, and long-time friends.” —Cindy Myers, author of The View From Here “An A.W.O.L. wedding dress, family feuds, and kinky characters! What's not to love? A Wedding in Truhart is a wedding to remember.” —Lois Greiman, award winning author of the Hope Springs series

The Bookshop Girl

Property Jones loves living in a bookshop, but she's hiding a whopper of a secret... she can't actually read! When Property's family win The Montgomery Book Emporium in a surprise raffle, Property's life is turned upside down.

Author: Sylvia Bishop

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407179179

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 218

Property Jones loves living in a bookshop, but she's hiding a whopper of a secret... she can't actually read! When Property's family win The Montgomery Book Emporium in a surprise raffle, Property's life is turned upside down. But will her secret come out?

The Bookshop of the World

This book tells for the first time the remarkable story of the Dutch conquest of the European book world and shows the true extent to which these pious, prosperous, quarrelsome, and generous people were shaped by what they read.

Author: Andrew Pettegree

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300230079

Category: History

Page: 485

View: 826

The untold story of how the Dutch conquered the European book market and became the world's greatest bibliophiles--"an instant classic on Dutch book history" (BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review) "[An] excellent contribution to book history."--Robert Darnton, New York Review of Books The Dutch Golden Age has long been seen as the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, whose paintings captured the public imagination and came to represent the marvel that was the Dutch Republic. Yet there is another, largely overlooked marvel in the Dutch world of the seventeenth century: books. In this fascinating account, Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen show how the Dutch produced many more books than pictures and bought and owned more books per capita than any other part of Europe. Key innovations in marketing, book auctions, and newspaper advertising brought stability to a market where elsewhere publishers faced bankruptcy, and created a population uniquely well-informed and politically engaged. This book tells for the first time the remarkable story of the Dutch conquest of the European book world and shows the true extent to which these pious, prosperous, quarrelsome, and generous people were shaped by what they read.

Maisy Goes to the Bookshop

The shopkeeper is very helpful, too. Maisy finds her friends Charley, Cyril and Eddie inside. Everyone has so much fun choosing the books they love and imagining all sorts of wild and wonderful things!

Author: Lucy Cousins

Publisher: Maisy

ISBN: 9781406377071

Category: Bookstores

Page: 32

View: 608

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The Haunted Bookshop

CHAPMAN WAVES HIS WAND Gissing Street will not soon forget the explosion
at the Haunted Bookshop. When it was learned that the cellar of Weintraub's
pharmacy contained just the information for which the Department of Justice had

Author: Christopher Morley

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612192254

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 441

Volumes disappear and reappear on the shelves, but the ghosts of literature aren’t the only mysterious visitors in Roger Mifflin’s haunted bookshop. Mifflin, who hawked books out of the back of his van in Christopher Morley’s beloved Parnassus on Wheels, has finally settled down with his own secondhand bookstore in Brooklyn. There, he and his wife, Helen, are content to live and work together, prescribing literature to those who hardly know how much they need it. When Aubrey Gilbert, a young advertising man, visits the shop, he quickly falls under the spell of Mifflin’s young assistant, Titania. But something is amiss in the bookshop, something Mifflin is too distracted to notice, and Gilbert has no choice but to take the young woman’s safety into his own hands. Her life—and the Mifflins’—may depend on it. With a deep respect for the art of bookselling, and as much flair for drama as romance, Christopher Morley has crafted a lively, humorous tale for book lovers everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Harold Monro and the Poetry Bookshop

The Poetry Bookshop THE OPENING OF THE BOOKSHOP As editor of The
Poetry Review , Monro had been placed between the poet and the public , in an
ideal position to understand the needs of both . He discovered that though the
public ...

Author: Joy Grant

Publisher: Univ of California Press




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100 Skill Building Lessons Using 10 Favorite Books

Present day it is . What about the place ? Alex : The bookshop Sam : No ,
sometimes the story is not in the bookshop . They go to the park on the first page .
Matthew : And Hawaii on the last page ! Alex : But the story is mostly in the
bookshop .

Author: Susan Lunsford

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439205795

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 400

Teacher Susan Lunsford shares her best book-based lessons in every subject area. Launch a measurement lesson with Amy Hest’s The Purple Coat, discuss spelling strategies with Marc Brown’s Arthur’s Teacher Trouble , explore multiplication with Tomie dePaola’s The Art Lesson, and much more! Your students will love the connection to their favorite books—and you’ll love meeting standards while fostering a love of literature. For use with Grades 1-3.

Winter at the Bookshop

"[The book] describes the time when she and her friend Jean Holman lived above Pat Jordan's International Bookshop.

Author: Sylvia Riley


ISBN: 9781910170663


Page: 150

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The Bookshop Back Home

When Anna ran away to the big city, she was happy.

Author: Catherine Dellosa

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974636594


Page: 184

View: 745

When Anna ran away to the big city, she was happy. Sure, she brewed cheap coffee, scrubbed frat toilets, and stood in the middle of a basketball court with a plastic bird over her head just to get by, but she was happy. Then Michael shows up at her university on the last day of college and asks her to come home, and she's drawn to him all over again. Never mind that he's eight years older than she is. Never mind that he's smiling and perfect and the whole reason why she left home in the first place. Never mind that he accidentally almost got her killed in their town's old bookshop when she was twelve. All Anna knows is that Michael is the same man who revived her, the same man who broke her heart growing up, the same man she's hungered for all her life. Now, she's coming home to face her silent mother, her passive sister, and a devastating truth about her father. She's coming home to face her demons, and-after one forbidden night-ignite a fragile passion with the older boy who never loved her in return. But Michael has his own demons too. And when 22-year-old Anna comes home to return to the life she left behind, she learns that there are just some things you can't run away from, and that home will never be the same again.

Springer Verlag Pt 1 1842 1945 foundation maturation adversity

73) and thus became, even before he had opened his own bookshop, a member
of the bookseller community with all its rights and duties. The bookshop was
opened on Tuesday May 10, 1842, Springer's birthday. The opening was ...

Author: Heinz Sarkowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540615606

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 449

View: 550

This book describes the fortunes and activities of one of the few specialist publishing houses still in the hands of the same family that established it over years ago, and with it gives a p- trayal of those members who directed it. In doing so it covers a period of momentous historical events that directly and in- rectly shaped the firm's actions and achievements. But this volume tells not only, in word and picture, the story of Springer- Verlag but also, interwoven with it, the story of scientific p- lishing in Germany over the span of a hundred years. The text, densely packed with carefully researched facts and figures, is illuminated and supplemented by many illustrations whose captions, together with the author's notes, contain a wealth of important and interesting information. The reader is urged to read these captions as well as the notes so as to - preciate in full the events and people described. I have added a few footnotes to clarify or expand on some matters that may be unfamiliar to non-German readers. Because of the long period of time covered in these pages many of the documents and letters shown and commented upon are different in diction and style from those of today. An - tempt was made in the translation to keep the flavour of the original language and not contemporise it.