An honest trade: booksellers and bookselling in Scotland.

McCleery, Alistair, Finkelstein, David and Renton, Jennie, eds. (2008) An honest trade: booksellers and bookselling in Scotland. John Donald Publishers Ltd.. ISBN 978-0859766739

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Bookselling in Scotland went through radical changes during the course of the twentieth century: the creation of more attractive shop interiors to replace the gloomy cathedrals of the pre-Second World War Era; increasing specialization of outlets, including the development of paperback bookshops; the growth of chains and the dogged persistence of independents; the abolition of the net book agreement; and, the importance of the mass media in the promotion of books. This book provides a lively account of bookselling and booksellers through the life histories of key and representative figures in the Scottish trade, told in their own words. A balanced blend of anecdote and analysis, this is the first comprehensive insight into the nature of the trade and the radical changes it has been through in the past eighty years

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0859766739
Additional Information: Scottish Centre for the Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bookselling; Scotland; Net Book Agreement;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 381 Commerce
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Item ID: 4507
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2011 13:37
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2011 13:37

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