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Bookshops : a reader's history / Jorge Carrión ; translated from the Spanish by Peter Bush.

Author/Creator:
Carrión, Jorge, 1976-
Publication:
Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series:
Biblioasis international translation series; 22.
Biblioasis international translation series
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Standardized Title:
Librerías. English
Subjects:
Bookstores.
Books and reading.
Authors -- Books and reading.
Local subjects:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading. (search)
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / General. (search)
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues. (search)
Summary:
"Jorge Carrión collects bookshops: from Gotham Book Mart and the Strand Bookstore in New York City to City Lights Bookshop and Green Apple Books in San Francisco and all the bright spots in between (Prairie Lights, Tattered Cover, and countless others). In this thought-provoking, vivid, and entertaining essay, Carrión meditates on the importance of the bookshop as a cultural and intellectual space. Filled with anecdotes from the histories of some of the famous (and not-so-famous) shops he visits on his travels, thoughtful considerations of challenges faced by bookstores, and fascinating digressions on their political and social impact, Bookshops is both a manifesto and a love letter to these spaces that transform readers' lives."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction inspired by a Stefan Zweig short story
Always a journey
Athens: a possible beginning
The oldest bookshops in the world
Shakespeare and companies
Bookshops fated to be political
An oriental bookshop
America (I): "coast to coast"
America (II): from north to south
Paris without its myths
Book chains
Books and bookshops at the end of the world
The show must go on
Everyday bookshops
Epilogue: Virtual bookshops.
Notes:
Translation of: Librerías.
Translated from the Spanish by Peter Bush.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-296).
Contributor:
Bush, Peter R., 1946- translator.
Other format:
Carrión, Jorge, 1976- Librerías. English. Bookshops.
ISBN:
9781771961745
1771961740
OCLC:
974677335