The Bookseller’s Tale

by Martin Latham

Bookworms of the World – Unite!


Martin Latham, who has been the manager of Waterstones in Canterbury Waterstones shop for thirty years, invites us in to the most glorious “curious history” of our obsession with books.

“The Bookseller’s Tale” is very much the story of our love affair with books, whether we arrange them on our shelves, inhale their smell, scrawl in their margins or just curl up with them in bed.


A journey through comfort reads, street book stalls, mythical libraries, itinerant pedlars, radical pamphleteers, extraordinary bookshop customers and fanatical collectors – it’s part cultural history, part literary love letter and part reluctant memoir – all brilliantly told from an insider’s perspective.

Hardback, Penguin, £16.99 – signed copies available.

To order a copy, please email or telephone 0207 439 9921 – we look forward to hearing from you.

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