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doc ó The YellowLighted Bookshop ☆ lewis buzbee ☆ [Read] ➲ The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop ➺ Lewis Buzbee – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk In The Yellow Lighted Bookshop Buzbee a former bookseller and sales representative celebrates the uniue experience of the bookstore the smell and touch of books getting lost In The Yellow Lighted Bookshop Buzbee a former bookseller and sales representative celebrates the uniue experience of the bookstore the smell and touch of books getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves and the silent co Just a few centuries ago there were very few books and those available were usually found in the private libraries of wealthy aristocrats A book meant detailed craftsmanship by monks who painstakingly created volumes of art even for simple stories Then came Gutenberg's printing press Before there were probably about 50000 books in all of Europe Fifty years after Gutenbergthere were than 20 million books Books can breed like rabbitsThe cover of this book first caught my eye in a tiny bookstore where new books fought for space with used books and the ceiling groaned with the weight of another floor of older books that the dying proprietor refused to let anyone see When I would find a title I liked the owner would take it and usually say it wasn't available for purchase At first I was angry but then I realized she loved her books like a family and she couldn't bare to see any of them parted from her Luckily I managed to talk her into letting me buy this book about bookselling and book owning Yes my name is GoldGato and I am a Book ParentLewis Buzbee describes his time working in various Bay Area bookshops and also his time as a travelling book sales rep He reminds us that the independent bookseller has always been on the verge of going away either by television or by huge chain stores or by or by e books Yet the bookstore as a concept remains perhaps thriving than ever The last 15 years especially have weeded out those who didn't adapt to changing consumer fashion and now we have stores that have become community centers where people meet for French lessons and authors discuss their latest endeavours and cups of hot cocoa are popular while sitting on a cozy sofa Sociable procrastination is how he frames it I like that Yes my name is GoldGato and I am a Sociable ProcrastinatorI particularly enjoyed his habit of finding book stalls for instance when vacationing which is what I love to do Even if the store has the same books as my local I always purchase a book as it will forever remind me of the journey I have taken to far off lands And the smells Remembrances of a lemon scented bookstore in England or a tea tree oil infused shop in Ireland it was the bookshelf dwelling cat's flea collar Of course I am biased toward this bookish memoir as I dwell with many books all of them family all raised properly except for the Lovecrafts The author states he is promiscuous when it comes to bookstores So am I Yes my name is GoldGato and I am a Debauched Book Libertine The books of our childhood offer a vivid door to our own pasts and not necessarily for the stories we read there but for the memories of where we were and who we were when we were reading them; to remember a book is to remember the child who read that bookBook Season Winter uiet havens

The Yellow Lighted BookshopIn The Yellow Lighted Bookshop Buzbee a former bookseller and sales representative celebrates the uniue experience of the bookstore the smell and touch of books getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves and the silent co Just a few centuries ago there were very few books and those available were usually found in the private libraries of wealthy aristocrats A book meant detailed craftsmanship by monks who painstakingly created volumes of art even for simple stories Then came Gutenberg's printing press Before there were probably about 50000 books in all of Europe Fifty years after Gutenbergthere were than 20 million books Books can breed like rabbitsThe cover of this book first caught my eye in a tiny bookstore where new books fought for space with used books and the ceiling groaned with the weight of another floor of older books that the dying proprietor refused to let anyone see When I would find a title I liked the owner would take it and usually say it wasn't available for purchase At first I was angry but then I realized she loved her books like a family and she couldn't bare to see any of them parted from her Luckily I managed to talk her into letting me buy this book about bookselling and book owning Yes my name is GoldGato and I am a Book ParentLewis Buzbee describes his time working in various Bay Area bookshops and also his time as a travelling book sales rep He reminds us that the independent bookseller has always been on the verge of going away either by television or by huge chain stores or by or by e books Yet the bookstore as a concept remains perhaps thriving than ever The last 15 years especially have weeded out those who didn't adapt to changing consumer fashion and now we have stores that have become community centers where people meet for French lessons and authors discuss their latest endeavours and cups of hot cocoa are popular while sitting on a cozy sofa Sociable procrastination is how he frames it I like that Yes my name is GoldGato and I am a Sociable ProcrastinatorI particularly enjoyed his habit of finding book stalls for instance when vacationing which is what I love to do Even if the store has the same books as my local I always purchase a book as it will forever remind me of the journey I have taken to far off lands And the smells Remembrances of a lemon scented bookstore in England or a tea tree oil infused shop in Ireland it was the bookshelf dwelling cat's flea collar Of course I am biased toward this bookish memoir as I dwell with many books all of them family all raised properly except for the Lovecrafts The author states he is promiscuous when it comes to bookstores So am I Yes my name is GoldGato and I am a Debauched Book Libertine The books of our childhood offer a vivid door to our own pasts and not necessarily for the stories we read there but for the memories of where we were and who we were when we were reading them; to remember a book is to remember the child who read that bookBook Season Winter uiet havens

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The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop Ó From the great Alexandria library with an estimated one million papyrus scrolls to Sylvia Beach's famous Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company which led to the effort to publish and sell James Joyce's Ulysses during the Uneven There were sections I enjoyed and others that uickly became dull Overall enjoyable than not but not uite what I'd hoped forAs the subtitle a memoir a history indicates this is actually two sorts of books in one Buzbee tells the story of his own life as a reader from the pleasures of choosing just the right books to order from the Scholastic catalogs distributed periodically in elementary school I particularly enjoyed this part as I remember those flyers clearly and actually still have a couple of those Scholastic books on my shelves nearly fifty years later to the book The Grapes of Wrath that at fifteen made him a passionate reader Despite never having had a particular conversion moment myself I really enjoyed his stories about John Steinbeck Buzbee grew up near Monterey and talks about visiting Cannery Row and having recently read Cannery Row one of my dad's favorites and it took me all these years to get to it but it really is a good book I found this interesting Buzbee spends chapters describing how he came to work in different book stores how he became a publisher's representative and what being in those fields wasis like No surprises here really I'm pretty sure we've all heard by now that customers in bookstores sometimes ask silly uestions and if you haven't worked in retail you've talked about it with someone who has Having been a librarian for ten years I already had a pretty clear idea of what a sales rep did and I expect that salesmen for drugs medical euipment etc have uite a bit in common though Buzbee does emphasize how he enjoyed giving away complimentary books and talking with staff at different stores about what was selling and what wasn't Still I found this part dullThe other part of the book he goes back and forth between the two aspects tying them together very smoothly is the history of book selling This part was interesting to me he starts with a description of an Egyptian tomb hieroglyphic telling of an undertaker who has offered to sell the deceased's family his own copy of The Book of the Dead and takes us all the way through e books and print on demand publishing He is an engaging writer and his history of book selling is lively if largely familiar His transition though from the glory that was Rome to the Church oppressed Middle Ages The Christian empire sought to defend its slippery purchase on the good souls of Europe p 97 was so jarring and historically unconventional that I had a hard time putting any faith in his reliability as a historian afterwards Before the end of the fifth century CE when Christianity and its censors began to push Europe into the Dark Ages Rome was the capital of an empire and a thriving literary cosmopolis a haven for books writers and readersReally Christianity and Christian censors of books caused the fall of the Roman Empire I'd really like to see some footnotes if an author is going to make a claim like thatAnyway A uibble But a uibble that lost him a lot of credibility with meThe chapter Big Business and the one on censorship Not My Doolittle You Don't were both good I think he's on firmer ground when he talks about modern book publishing I found the breakdown of profits for the various participants in the process of getting books into the hands of their readers uite interesting Authors appear to be grossly underpaid but really how any of the parties involved stays in business is a bit of a mystery to me still I'm glad and grateful that they do though He finishes with a tour of his favorite book stores and then an already out of date the book was published in 2006 discussion of e books He likes his witticism about how if you are reading an e book you will want to curl up in your favorite e chair enough to share it twice but only ten years later it seems a bit foolishI think he underestimates the usefulness of online book shopping but given his background that is to be expected Since moving to an bookstore less pocket of the country ten years ago has kept me happily supplied with reading matter and despite Buzbee's reservations I find the reviews other customers post to be much helpful than the theoretical comments of my fellow bricks mortar shoppers which Buzbee comments on my missing with online shopping Still physical bookstores do have many charms and I do miss being able to browse the shelves wedging down in a uiet corner with a book that looks interesting and being able to see the whole thing and not just the sample pages offers me I'm glad they are still there and that they have passionate advocates mobi ñ Lighted Bookshop ↠ Lewis Buzbee

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Lewis Buzbee ↠ Lighted Bookshop ebook Mmunity of readers He shares his passion for books which began with The Yellow Lighted PDFEPUB or ordering through The Weekly Reader in grade school Interwoven throughout is an historical account of the bookseller's trade This has some great uotes about books especially in the beginning and some interesting facts about the history of books and booksellers throughout the ages Hard to believe that originally booksellers were not traditionally the uiet reputable members of society we expect todayToward the end of the book the author describes bookstores from around the world admittedly mostly American which I enjoyed reading about and putting some shops on my mental “must visit” list Unfortunately there were none in Australia It’s hard to choose a favourite uote but upon reflection I think my top uotes are For the last several days I've had the sudden and general urge to buy a new book I've stopped off at a few bookstores around the city and while I've looked at hundreds and hundreds of books in that time I have not found the one book that will satisfy my urge It's not as if I don't have anything to read; there's a tower of perfectly good unread books next to my bed not to mention the shelves of books in the living room I've been meaning to reread I find myself maddeningly hungry for the next one as yet unknown I no longer try to analyze this hunger; I capitulated long ago to the book lust that's afflicted me most of my life I know enough about the course of the disease to know I'll discover something soon” This book has certainly evoked the desire in me to go into a bookstore and buy another book Even a paperback printed on acidic paper whose pages have yellowed ten years on can still be read no matter how badly the spine is cracked or how inflated it's become from being dropped in the bathtub The pages might separate from the spine but a rubber band can keep them together You may loan a book to your circle of closest friends but shoes are another matter A great book will never go out of style books go with every outfit35 stars