The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop (a Memoir, a History)

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Buzbee celebrates the unique experience of the bookstore - the smell and touch of books, getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves, the silent community of readers - sharing his passion for books and interweaving throughout the whole a fascinating historical account of the bookseller's trade.

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"I cannot remember when I have read a book with such delight." --Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Bookstore"When [Buzbee] describes walking into a bookstore, feasting his eyes on the walls lined with stock, gravitating to the tables stacked with new issues and then discovering some volume so irresistibly beautiful he just has to buy it, you realize that he just doesn't love books, he's besotted." --"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)

"In "The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop," Lewis Buzbee recounts not only his personal experience of being a bookseller and a publisher sales rep, but also shares the history and inside world of bookselling. A beautiful book both inside and out." --ERIC GESELL, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops

“I cannot remember when I have read a book with such delight.” —Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Bookstore“When [Buzbee] describes walking into a bookstore, feasting his eyes on the walls lined with stock, gravitating to the tables stacked with new issues and then discovering some volume so irresistibly beautiful he just has to buy it, you realize that he just doesn’t love books, he’s besotted.” —"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)

“In "The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop", Lewis Buzbee recounts not only his personal experience of being a bookseller and a publisher sales rep, but also shares the history and inside world of bookselling. A beautiful book both inside and out.” —ERIC GESELL, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops

"I cannot remember when I have read a book with such delight." --Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Bookstore"When [Buzbee] describes walking into a bookstore, feasting his eyes on the walls lined with stock, gravitating to the tables stacked with new issues and then discovering some volume so irresistibly beautiful he just has to buy it, you realize that he just doesn't love books, he's besotted." --"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)

"In "The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop", Lewis Buzbee recounts not only his personal experience of being a bookseller and a publisher sales rep, but also shares the history and inside world of bookselling. A beautiful book both inside and out." --ERIC GESELL, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops

I cannot remember when I have read a book with such delight. "Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Bookstore"

When [Buzbee] describes walking into a bookstore, feasting his eyes on the walls lined with stock, gravitating to the tables stacked with new issues and then discovering some volume so irresistibly beautiful he just has to buy it, you realize that he just doesn't love books, he's besotted. "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

In "The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop," Lewis Buzbee recounts not only his personal experience of being a bookseller and a publisher sales rep, but also shares the history and inside world of bookselling. A beautiful book both inside and out. "ERIC GESELL, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops""

"I cannot remember when I have read a book with such delight." --Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Bookstore

"When [Buzbee] describes walking into a bookstore, feasting his eyes on the walls lined with stock, gravitating to the tables stacked with new issues and then discovering some volume so irresistibly beautiful he just has to buy it, you realize that he just doesn't love books, he's besotted." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"In The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Lewis Buzbee recounts not only his personal experience of being a bookseller and a publisher sales rep, but also shares the history and inside world of bookselling. A beautiful book both inside and out." --ERIC GESELL, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops

About the Author:

Lewis Buzbee is a former bookseller and sales representative, and the author of several books, most recently Steinbeck's Ghost. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.

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