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The Bookstore Universe

Booksellers are the envy of many. It's rare for a receptionist in a doctor's office, or for the doctor herself, to hear, "I'd love to do what you do," but it's a regular occurence in the book trade. There's a real romance to the idea of being around ideas all day. Now, we love what we do, don't get us wrong, but it's more of deep, complicated parental kind of feeling than it is a dose of puppy love. These books offer a clear-eyed, post-honeymoon look at life in the word mines. And yes, some romance still flourishes there.

Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co. Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312347406
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador - September 19th, 2006

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781555975104
Availability: Backordered
Published: Graywolf Press - September 30th, 2008

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84, Charing Cross Road Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140143508
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 1990

The King's English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423601241
Availability: Special Order
Published: Gibbs Smith - August 9th, 2006

Shakespeare and Company Cover Image
By Sylvia Beach, James Laughlin (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780803260979
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Published: Bison Books - October 1st, 1991

The Way It Wasn't: From the Files of James Laughlin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811216760
Availability: Special Order
Published: New Directions - November 30th, 2006

Another Life: A Memoir of Other People Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385335072
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Published: Delta - May 9th, 2000

Hubert's Freaks: The Rare-Book Dealer, the Times Square Talker, and the Lost Photos ofDiane Arbus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156033084
Availability: Special Order
Published: Mariner Books - April 15th, 2009

An Alphabetical Life: Living It Up in the World of Books Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780786718177
Availability: Special Order
Published: Carroll & Graf Publishers - November 1st, 2006

Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Bookstores Represent Everything You Want to Fight for from Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Communities Cover Image
By Andrew Laties, Ed Morrow (Introduction by), Bill Ayers (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609801397
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Published: Seven Stories Press - July 19th, 2011