The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
November, a dark, rainy Tuesday, late afternoon. This is my ideal time to be in a bookstore. The shortened light of the afternoon and the idleness and hush of the hour gather everything close, the shelves and the books and the few other customers who graze head-bent in the narrow aisles.
In The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Buzbee, a former bookseller and sales representative, 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 with an estimated one million papyrus scrolls to Sylvia Beach's famous Paris bookstore, Shakespeare & Co., that led to the extraordinary effort to publish and sell James Joyce's Ulysses.
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.
Condition: Pre-loved book. Minor yellowing of pages; remaindered copy. Otherwise in good condition.
Year published: 2006
Imprint: Graywolf Press
- Free shipping within Peninsula Malaysia. For Sabah, Sarawak and rest-of-world, zone rates will apply. See link to Shipping policy in footer.
- Packaging: recyclable materials will be used whenever possible.
INCLUDE A MESSAGE ABOUT YOUR SHIPPING POLICY