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MacLehose Press
11 September 2018
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
By:   Jorge Carrion
Translated by:   Peter Bush
Imprint:   MacLehose Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   248g
ISBN:   9780857054463
ISBN 10:   0857054465
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   11 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jorge Carrion is a writer and literary critic. He studied at theUniversity of Pompeu Fabra, where he now teaches literature and creativewriting. His published works include essays, novellas, novels and travelwriting, and his articles have appeared in National Geographic and LonelyPlanet Magazine. Bookshops was a finalist in the Premio Anagrama de Ensayo, 2013.

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