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Why do bookshops matter? How do they filter our ideas and literature? In this inventive and highly entertaining extended essay, Jorge Carrion takes his reader on a journey around the world, via its bookshops. His travels take him to Shakespeare & Co in Paris, Wells in Winchester, Green Apple Books in San Francisco, Librairie des Colonnes in Tangier, the Strand Book Store in New York and provoke encounters with thinkers, poets, dreamers, revolutionaries and readers.

Bookshops is the travelogue of a lucid and curious observer, filled with anecdotes and stories from the universe of writing, publishing and selling books. A bookshop in Carrion's eyes never just a place for material transaction; it is a meeting place for people and their ideas, a setting for world changing encounters, a space that can transform lives.

Written in the midst of a worldwide recession, Bookshops examines the role of these spaces in today's evershifting climate of globalisation, vanishing high streets, e-readers and Amazon. But far from taking a pessimistic view of the future of the physical bookshop, Carrion makes a compelling case for hope, underlining the importance of these places and the magic that can happen there. A vital manifesto for the future of the traditional bookshop, and a delight for all who love them.

Translated from the Spanish by Peter Bush

Observación

A journey around the world by way of its best bookshops - the perfect present for book-lovers

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DUIN IB8JR73DR6U

GTIN 9780857054463

Fecha de aparición 28.08.2018

Idioma Inglés

Número de páginas 304

Product type Libro de bolsillo

Dimensión 197 x 129 x 18  mm

Peso del producto 248 g

Bookshops

Jorge Carrión

11,05 €

Vendedor: Dodax

Fecha de entrega: jueves, 19. diciembre

Condición: Nuevo

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