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Once upon a tome, the misadventures of a rare bookseller, by Oliver Darkshire - hc

Summary
"Some years ago, Oliver Darkshire stepped into the hushed interior of Henry Sotheran Ltd (est. 1761) to apply for a job. Allured by the smell of old books and the temptation of a management-approved afternoon nap, Darkshire was soon unteetering stacks of first editions and placating the store's resident ghost (the late Mr. Sotheran, hit by a tram). By turns unhinged and earnest, Once Upon a Tome is the colorful story of life in one of the world's oldest bookshops and a love letter to the benign, unruly world of antiquarian bookselling, where to be uncommon or strange is the best possible compliment."--, Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
First American edition.
Note
Extended subtitle as follows: "the misadventures of a rare bookseller, wherein the theory of the profession is partially explained, with a variety of insufficient examples"
Physical Description
ix, 244 pages, illustrations, 22 cm
Isbn
9781324092070

Library Locations

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