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Bookshops: A Reader's History

by Jorge Carrión Author

Perfect for bibliophiles of all sorts, this book ferries readers across the globe, exploring not only bookstores themselves, but the impactful words that line their shelves. As a teacher of literature and creative writing at the University of Pompeu Fabra, Carrión uses his writing chops to analyze the past, present, and future of bookstores, while also relating the infectious excitement of wandering through a labyrinth of undiscovered books. Reading as a collection of essays combined to create a unified whole, Carión explores the individuals that run these bookstores, the cultural role they play, the threats posed against them, and much more.