Shaun runs Wigtown’s The Bookshop, the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland set in its only officially designated ‘National Book Town’. When not working amongst The Bookshop’s mile of shelving, Shaun’s hobbies include eavesdropping on customers, uploading book-themed re-workings of Sugarhill Gang songs to YouTube and shooting Amazon Kindles in the wild.
Reviews of Diary of a Bookseller - optioned by a Hollywood film company
‘Wonderfully entertaining … Bythell is a true believer, who makes a passionate case for the importance of books’ – Observer
Charming, darkly comic memoir…Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny, this gently meandering tale of British eccentricity will stay long in the memory. –Daily Mail
Bythell’s diary is one of the funniest and most honest books you’ll read this year…a real treat –Irish Times