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The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History

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In The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, a Book Sense selection, Lewis Buzbee celebrates the unique experience of the bookstore — the smell and touch of books, the joy of getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves, and the silent community of readers. He shares his passion for books, which began with ordering through the Weekly Reader in grade school. Woven throughout is a fascinating historical account of the bookseller trade — from the great Alexandria library to Sylvia Beach's famous Paris bookstore, Shakespeare and Co.

Rich with anecdotes, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop is the perfect choice for those who relish the enduring pleasures of spending an afternoon finding just the right book.

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Buzbee draws on his own experience as a bookseller and publisher's representative to ponder characteristics of bookstores, especially those aspects that distinguish them from other retail outlets and make them comfortable and inviting. In the process, he manages to survey the history of the book trade from ancient times to the present. His perspectives include among others, bibliopolis, out of darkness, big bigness, and new arrivals. In a new afterword, he shares insights on very recent changes in the industry based on the fate of the 2006 cloth-bound first edition. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Buzbee, a former bookseller and sales representative, celebrates the unique experience of the bookstore — the smell and touch of books, getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves, and the silent community of readers.

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In The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, a Book Sense selection, Lewis Buzbee celebrates the unique experience of the bookstore—the smell and touch of books, the joy of getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves, and the silent community of readers. He shares his passion for books, which began with ordering through the Weekly Reader in grade school. Woven throughout is a fascinating historical account of the bookseller trade—from the great Alexandria library to Sylvia Beachs famous Paris bookstore, Shakespeare & Co. Rich with anecdotes, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop is the perfect choice for those who relish the enduring pleasures of spending an afternoon finding just the right book.

About the Author

Lewis Buzbee is a former bookseller and sales representative, and the author of several books, most recently Steinbecks Ghost. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.

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Gregory Murphy, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Gregory Murphy)
"The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop" is a look at the history of books from the earliest of times all the way to the present. It is written in a memoir-style and I really enjoyed that aspect of the book. I never put in much that at what a bookseller does in the world of books; I always picture a bookseller as a person behind a cash register. All in all, without giving too much away or anything, I think this book is worth picking up and reading. It is a quick read as well!
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Barbara A, March 7, 2010 (view all comments by Barbara A)
As a person who has "book lust" I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Vacations just aren't vacations without checking out bookstores in towns and cities that I visit. This book is a nice mix of historical information and the author's personal experiences in bookstores, big and small.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781555975104
Author:
Buzbee, Lewis
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
History
Subject:
Booksellers and bookselling
Subject:
Booksellers and bookselling -- History.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.04 x 5.14 x 0.785 in

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In The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, a Book Sense selection, Lewis Buzbee celebrates the unique experience of the bookstore—the smell and touch of books, the joy of getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves, and the silent community of readers. He shares his passion for books, which began with ordering through the Weekly Reader in grade school. Woven throughout is a fascinating historical account of the bookseller trade—from the great Alexandria library to Sylvia Beachs famous Paris bookstore, Shakespeare & Co. Rich with anecdotes, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop is the perfect choice for those who relish the enduring pleasures of spending an afternoon finding just the right book.
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