Book Reviews of Shelf Life : Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Bookstore

Shelf Life : Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Bookstore
Shelf Life Romance Mystery Drama and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Bookstore
Author: Suzanne Strempek Shea
ISBN-13: 9780807072592
ISBN-10: 0807072591
Publication Date: 5/15/2005
Pages: 232
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Beacon Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Shelf Life : Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Bookstore on + 3 more book reviews
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A sharp and witty account of how the author was saved from depression after her illness by helping out a friend in a bookstore.
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Reminded me of when I worked in a bookstore, except it wasn't quite as exciting for me; well, perhaps I can't write as well.
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One afternoon while she was recoving from treatments for breast Cancer, Shea got a call from a friend who was looking for help at her family's bookstore, Janet Edwards expected no more than help spreading the word ,so she was surprised whe Shea offered to take the job herself,seeing it as a way to get out of her pj's and back into the world.But over the next twelve months,Shea unintentionally realized a dream ther so many book lovers harbor: She became a bookseller.From St Patrick's Day-for which she arrraged her first window display -through National Poetry Month,Mother's Day and Father's Day the all inportant summer reading season ,the crucial Chanukah and Christmas gift rush, then back again to piling up stacks of Joyce and maps of Dublin,Shea lived and creathed books in a place she believes sells ideas,stories ,encouragement,answers,solace,validation,the basic ammunition for daily life.