The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop – Lewis Buzbee

This fun little book is a memoir about working in bookstores and a history of bookselling. Even though he has worked in the industry for years, Buzbee still loves walking into a bookstore. His passion for books is infectious and unprententious. He spends a fare amount of time talking about the birth of “booklust.” Here’s a challenge he poses to all his readers.

It’s a common story;fill in your own blanks: I was ___ years old when I happened on a novel called ___, and within six months I had read every other book by the writer known as ___. I was fifteen. It was The Grapes of Wrath. John Steinbeck.

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  1. I know I just slammed this author in a recent “review,” but I was ten, headed for Disney World and a week off from school when my teacher assigned “Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great” in lieu of making up missed assignments. I’d never enjoyed reading anything before then and after my return from Florida, I read every Judy Blume book I could find.

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