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Once upon a tome : the misadventures of a rare bookseller, wherein the theory of the profession is partially explained, with a variety of insufficient examples

Darkshire, Oliver2022
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Some years ago, Oliver Darkshire stepped into the hushed interior of Henry Sotheran Ltd on Sackville Street (est. 1761) to interview for their bookselling apprenticeship, a decision which has bedevilled him ever since. He'd intended to stay for a year before launching into some less dusty, better remunerated career. Unfortunately for him, the alluring smell of old books and the temptation of a management-approved afternoon nap proved irresistible. Soon he was balancing teetering stacks of first editions, fending off nonagenarian widows with a ten-foot pole and trying not to upset the store's resident ghost. For while Sotheran's might be a treasure trove of literary delights, it sings a siren song to eccentrics. This book is the rather colourful story of life in one of the world's oldest bookshops and a love letter to the benign, unruly world of antiquarian bookselling.
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Imprint:
London : Bantam, 2022.
Collation:
ix, 244 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9781787636040 (hbk)
Language:
English
BRN:
3162329
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