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From The Bookseller today: Profile Books will publish Shaun Bythells Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops on 5 November. Editorial director Cecily Gayford acquired the title from Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates. Bythell has owned The Bookshop in Wigtown since 2001. Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops is a guide to the flora and fauna waiting to be rediscovered in local bookshops. Gayford said: Shaun is an indispensable part of the Profile list, and we’re beyond delighted to have another brilliant book with him. Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops is everything you’d expect from the author of Diary of a Bookseller: witty, mordant and filled with unexpected nuggets of literary history and bookshop wisdom. It’s even – although Shaun doesn’t want you to find out – actually pretty warm and affectionate too. Bythell commented: After the publication of The Diary of a Bookseller, a reader pointed out that I had made completely unfair, sweeping generalisations about the customers on whom I depend for a living. Confessions of a Bookseller just made these even worse. Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops is likely to offend almost everyone who has ever crossed the threshold of a bookshop.
Its been a hard four months seeing no authors - but this week that changed with outdoor meetings and flasks of coffee : to Leith Links to discuss historical fiction with Sue Lawrence, to Claremont Gardens to talk Italian wine writing with Davy Zyw - and yesterday a celebration with Kathleen Jamie and editor Francis Bickmore of Canongate to receive the beautiful finished copy of ANTLERS OF WATER which is published next month.

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Now, that's what I call an office.

It’s a whole new business model!

Happy July! And here is Waterstone’s Scottish Book of the Month, Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie. Just out in paperback. A superb and luminous essay collection ranging from Alaska to Scotland and offering a profound sense of time passing and an antidote to all that is instant, ephemeral, unroofed. Joint winner of Highland Book Prize, longlisted for Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing

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Beautiful. Just purchased for myself and as a present.

So good!

Welcome back to our bookshops, open again in Scotland today! Felix and I sallied forth, and undaunted by rain, picked up summer fiction and urgent nonfiction from Toppings Edinburgh and Golden Hare Books. Next on our route this week: Waterstones, Portobello Bookshop, Lighthouse Books and Edinburgh Bookshop.

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Great news!


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No need to explain a Cauld Blast, but Clishmaclaver? It’s the passing on of idle gossip, sometimes in a book Lots of delights, surprises and illuminations in this Treasury of 1000 Scottish words, brought together by Robin A Crawford, published by Elliott & Thompson on 20 August. What’s a Loch-lubbertie? Airt o’ the clicky? And how do you feel if you’re forefochen?

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My mother was often "fair forefochen"... 😉

Super - but why 'Scottish' rather than 'Scots'?

Nothing like a bit of clishmaclaver 😅

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From The Bookseller: Andrea Joyce, until recently rights director at Canongate, is to handle rights for Edinburgh-based literary agency Jenny Brown Associates. Joyce, a past winner of Rights Professional of the Year at the British Book Awards, will be liaising with scouts and sub-agents to sell the Jenny Brown Associates list internationally. Brown said: “I can’t think of anyone better than Andrea to look after international rights on behalf of our authors, and to take their work to an even wider readership. She’s already familiar with many of our books from her time at Canongate and, like us, has a passion for writing from Scotland.” Joyce added: “I have long been impressed with Jenny Brown Associates and their brilliant list which is a wonderful and beautifully curated mix. I am thrilled to be working on it and look forward to bringing their superb authors to even wider international attention.”

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