Thursday 20th October
Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB
This October we are pleased to welcome bookseller extraordinaire, Shaun Bythell, to Edinburgh. Shaun is the owner of The Bookshop, Scotland’s largest second-hand bookshop. For over 50 years, The Bookshop has been home to over 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires. All punctuated by the beautiful, rural surroundings of Wigtown, located on the West Coast of Scotland.
Though daylighting as a bookshop owner, Shaun is beloved amongst booksellers and booklovers alike for his series of diaries documenting a life in the book trade. His previous offerings, Confessions of a Bookseller (2019) and The Diary of a Bookseller (2017), charmed even the cynics among us with tales of the eccentricities and wonders of his life and the people he meets as the owner of the oldest bookshop in Scotland’s National Book Town.
This time round, Shaun joins us to talk about Remainders of the Day, the latest instalment of his bookselling diaries. Filled with the pernickety warmth and humour that has touched readers around the world, stuffed with literary treasures, hidden gems and incunabula, Remainders of the Day is Shaun Bythell’s at his bookselling best.
So come along and join us for what is sure to be a fantastically literary evening!
Shaun Bythell has run The Bookshop in Wigtown since 1 November 2001. His internationally bestselling books The Diary of a Bookseller, Confessions of a Bookseller and Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops have been translated into over thirty languages. His passion for bookselling is matched only by his sense of despair for its future.