We’re over the moon to welcome fellow bookseller and bestselling author Shaun Bythell for a very special evening in conversation to celebrate the release of his new book, Confessions of a Bookseller.
‘Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?’
Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms.
Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don’t understand what a shop is, home invasions during the Wigtown Book Festival and Granny, his neurotic Italian assistant who likes digging for river mud to make poultices.
Soon to be a major TV series, Shaun’s internationally-bestselling first book introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. Sardonic and sympathetic in equal measure, Confessions of a Bookseller picks up right where The Diary of a Bookseller left off and will reunite readers with the characters they’ve come to know and love.
An eye-opening, funny and entertaining behind-the-scenes account of the highs and lows, eccentric characters, daily complications and honest realities of what really goes on in a bookshop – from both sides of the counter!
We hope you will join us, and Shaun, Monday 28th October, here at Forum Books, The Chapel, Corbridge. Doors will be open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Tickets are available now at £5.00 which includes a welcome drink on arrival.
Ticket bookings are available now from Forum Books, by phone on 01434 632931, or via our TicketSource website here.
See you soon!