Browse - Love Letters to Bookshops Around the World

R 97.00   R 275.00

Editor: Henry Hitchings
Publisher: Pushkin Press (2016)
ISBN-10: 1782272127
ISBN-13: 9781782272120
Condition: Very Good. Edgewear to the DJ. Else a well bound copy, internally bright and clean.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 20.5 x 13.5 x 2.4 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

A celebration of bookshops around the world, by an award-winning cast of writers including Ali Smith, Pankaj Mishra, Elif Shafak and Daniel Kehlmann In Browse Henry Hitchings asks fifteen writers from around the world to consider the bookshops that have shaped them; each conjures a specific time and place. Ali Smith chronicles the secrets and personal stories hidden within the pages of secondhand books; Alaa Al Aswany tells of the Cairo bookshop where revolutionaries gathered during the 2011 uprisings; Elif Shafak evokes the bookstores of Istanbul, their chaos and diversity, their aroma of tobacco and coffee. Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor recalls the quandary of being asked to choose just one book at a favourite childhood store in Nairobi, while Iain Sinclair shares his grief on witnessing a beloved old haunt close down.

Others explore bookshops they have stumbled upon, adored and become addicted to, from London to Bogota. These inquisitive, enchanting pieces are a collective celebration of bookshops - for anyone who has ever fallen under their spell.

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