IN THE MEDIA: Bookshops by Jorge Carrión

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Carrión’s meditation on the importance of the bookshop as a cultural and intellectual space has been getting some great hits in the media! Some of the highlights include: 

“Every bookshop is a condensed version of the world,” begins Mr. Carrión’s literary and unabashedly sentimental exploration of bookstores around the globe …  [Carrion] wanders through volume-laden aisles in Athens, Paris, Bratislava, Budapest, Tangier and Sydney, and invokes many other shops, both open and closed, telling stories about writers, readers and literary circles … By the end, you may feel poorly read—but well armed with titles and bookshops to visit on your own.” Wall Street Journal

“Excellent…entertaining…this quietly intelligent little book speaks volumes” Washington Post

“Sublimely entrancing…brilliant…[Carrión’s] Borgesian book—it can be opened at any point and read forward, or backwards for that matter—is not at all sad. To read is to travel in time and space, and to travel from bookshop to bookshop is an ecstatic experience for Carrión, a joy he conveys page after page.” Maclean’s

“When is a book like a Swiss army knife? When it has as many tools for unlocking the mysteries of reading, books and bookstores as the famous gizmo. … Bookshops comes from 20 years of travel, bookstore searching and musing.” — Winnipeg Free Press
“Carrión was a bibliotourist before that was a thing … This is the ideal read for a cozy weekend trip.” —Fine Books

“…reveals a treasure trove of more obscure bits of book lore … An exceptionally readable journey to the birth of the printed word…” —National Post