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Author Browne, Murray.

Title The book shopper : a life in review / Murray Browne.

Imprint Philadelphia : Paul Dry Books, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    028.9 BRO    Available
Edition 1st Paul Dry Books ed.
Description viii, 215 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents About the author : an introductory memoir -- How I became a reader -- A reviewer's lament -- Book lovers are not necessarily people lovers -- Amazon uncovered -- Master control : the influences of a book shopper friend -- Prerequisites : what every good bookstore should have -- Growing old with the new journalists -- Big social book shopping novels -- Humorists : being funny can be such a chore -- Larry McMurtry : patron saint of book shoppers -- Books as gifts -- The classic book group -- Managing the personal library -- Parting words.
Summary The Book Shopper is a spirited and witty guide to the world of disheveled used bookstores and dusty basements where shelves sag under the burden of so many books. In the limitless sea of books, here's one that will make you laugh as it helps you find your way to titles and authors you'll really want to read. With a combination of zeal and irreverence, Murray Browne writes about bookstores, online booksellers, and the off-center kind of people who inhabit them. -- from back cover.
Subject Browne, Murray -- Books and reading.
Books and reading -- United States.
ISBN 9781589880566 (alk. paper)
1589880560 (alk. paper)

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