For the first time in Russian! Sean Bytell is the owner of the largest second-hand bookstore in Scotland, one of the organizers of the Wigtown Book Festival. His first book, The Bookstore Diary, became an international bestseller and was translated into 23 languages. Among the high mountains and clear lakes, pastoral meadows with grazing sheep, knightly castles and protected heather fields, in the vastness of the country sung by Robert Burns and Walter Scott, there is a small town with a rural biography. In this town is the largest bookstore in Scotland, which is owned by a person with a difficult character. He sells mainly old books, both the most ordinary and rare and antique, and likes to call himself a misanthrope, because buyers, to be honest, often behave moody and defiant. A ludy of our time, Sean Bytell has been demonstratively shooting the Kindle and has long and openly opposed the preoccupation of online technologies (and in parentheses - everything anonymous and stamped). But the misanthrope? .. Not a single misanthrope could feel so subtly psychology, humor, nature, beautiful, have so many friends like Sean Beitell, actively participate in the cultural life of the city - the Wigtown Book Festival and other important events - and be, as opposed to all the jokes about the stinginess of the Scots, generous and generous. In his ironic, witty, sometimes deliberately straightforward, but certainly talented narrative, everyone will find something for themselves - someone will be interested in the everyday life of a bookstore, someone will hear a call to visit Scotland, someone will want to read this or that magnificent book after the thinking and feeling author. And of course, everyone will be happy to meet with the old heroes from the Bookstore Diary again or meet new ones.