This was another book I bought as part of me really getting into the bookseller lark and reading a lot to do with other booksellers through the years, this though was by far the funniest and the closest to home.
The cast of recurring characters really added a depth and life to the world of The Bookshops, along with Shaun Bythell’s dry humour make this one of the must read books about bookshops and booksellers I’ve read so far.
The diary format also makes it the perfect book to pick up and read in small bites (though I did read it in one fell swoop the first time).
Behind the humour and characters though is a story of how much hard work goes into running a bookshop, the financial tightrope, the constant seeking of new ways to get people in and once in buy books.
Really looking for the next instalment which is due out at the end of August 2019.