LIVE FROM SCOTLAND: Shaun Bythell, author of Confessions of a Bookseller

WHEN  Saturday, April 11 at 1 PM (EST)
WHERE  The World Wide Web
VENUE  Facebook Live at The Bookshop

Join Shaun Bythell, owner of the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland, for a live tour of his bookshop—housed in a stone-faced Georgian townhouse on the Wigtown highroad—a reading from his brand new memoir, Confessions of a Bookseller, and get the chance to ask your burning questions about the bookselling life!

Confessions of a Bookseller traces one year at The Bookshop—jammed with more than 100,000 books and one portly shop cat—as Bythell manages the ups and downs of Scotland’s largest used bookshop with a sharp eye and even sharper wit.

Confessions of a Booksellers

“Irascibly droll and sometimes elegiac, this is an engaging account of bookstore life from the vanishing front lines of the brick-and-mortar retail industry. Bighearted, sobering, and humane.”
Kirkus Reviews

“…amusing and often cantankerous stories [that] bibliophiles will delight in, and occasionally wince at…”
Publishers Weekly


Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop, the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland, and also one of the organizers of the Wigtown Book Festival. His internationally-bestselling first book, The Diary of a Bookseller, has been translated into twenty-three languages.

When not working amongst The Bookshop’s mile of shelving, Shaun’s hobbies include eavesdropping on customers, uploading book-themed re-workings of Sugarhill Gang songs to YouTube and shooting Amazon Kindles in the wild. He lives in Wigtown, Scotland.