Your cart is empty
Bookshops [Paperback-2018]
Jorge Carrion
Available
List Price :     £9.99
Our Price :     Rs.1095.00   Rs.547
You Save :     548 (50%)

Payment

Delivery

Free delivery across Pakistan on order of Rs.1000 and above

Pre-payment {Credit Card [Visa & Master], Easy Paisa, Bank Transfer}
Cash on Delivery

Within 2-3 days on all pre-paid orders
Within 7-10 days on all Cash on Delivery orders
Next day delivery in Lahore on orders placed till 1 pm [working days only]

Description

Category:LiteratureLiterary ReferanceLiterary Reference-Lre
Publisher: Maclehose Press Uk | ISBN: 9780857054463 | Pages: 304

"A lot of people will be interested in the famous bookshops of the world: Jorge Carrión has gone and visited them all. We can t travel right now, but we can travel in books." MARGARET ATWOOD 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

About the Author

Jorge Carrion is a writer and literary critic. He studied at the University of Pompeu Fabra, where he now teaches literature and creative writing. His published works include essays, novellas, novels and travel writing, and his articles have appeared in National Geographic and Lonely Planet Magazine. Bookshops was a finalist in the Premio Anagrama de Ensayo, 2013. PETER BUSH is an academic and translator of French, Catalan, Portugueseand Spanish. He has previously translated works by Federico Garcia Lorca, PedroAlmodóvar and Joan Sales. He was awarded La Creu de Sant Jordi for histranslation and promotion of Catalan literature in 2015.

Also by the Same Author
View All

Bestsellers in This Category

Yaadien: Guzri ...

[Hardback-2020]

asad muhammad khan
Rs. 639
Khushk Chashme ...

[Hardback-2016]

nasir kazmi
Rs. 556
The Measure Of ...

[Hardback-2019]

toni morrison
Rs. 1255
An Illstrated G...

[Paperback-2009]

john weber
Rs. 369
Ajaeb Khana (Ur...

[Hardback-2021]

irfan javed
Rs. 810
How To Read Lac...

[Paperback-2006]

slavoj zizek
Rs. 1075
Harf Se Lafz Ta...

[Hardback-2006]

umera ahmed
Rs. 180
Hybrid Tapestri...

[Hardback-2017]

muneeza shamsie
Rs. 2250
View All