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Beth’s Book Review

Beth’s Book Review

Beth’s Book Review

By Beth Johnson

Beth Johnson is a regular contributor to the Britsoc Magazine‚ The Zine, and is the owner of Boekhandel Van Rossum (Beethovenstraat 32 in Amsterdam), which sells a wide range of Dutch and English books.

The Bookshop BookTo celebrate and stimulate our thinking about our notion of the 21st century bookshop, I gave each of my employees a copy of Jen Campbell’s new work, The Bookshop Book. This author of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops has written about more than 300 booksellers who are housed in barns, abandoned factories, boats, buses and railway stations in her new ode to the bookstore.

Bookshops are full of stories and booksellers want to share their passion for those tales with their customers. As we take this stand for the physical book.

Read the complete review from the Dec-Jan 2015 Zine Magazine here (pdf): Beth Johnson book review Dec-Jan 2015