16 May 2020

Shaun Bythell: Scotland's biggest second hand bookshop

From Saturday Morning, 9:40 am on 16 May 2020
Shaun Bythell

Shaun Bythell Photo: Profile Books

Shaun Bythell lives in Wigtown, Scotland, where he runs The Bookshop - the largest second hand bookshop in Scotland. Its shelves span nearly 2 kilometres and contain over 100,000 books.

Shaun has written two hit books, laced with his trademark grumpy good humour, about his shop and its clientele: The Diary of a Bookseller and Confessions of A Bookseller.   

He's currently putting the finishing touches to a third book.

We check in on him, his wife, and their 12 month old to see how their bookish bubble's going, and how the book trade is faring through the lockdown.

The Bookshop

The Bookshop Photo: supplied