Why do bookshops matter? How do they filter our ideas and literature? In this highly entertaining extended essay, Jorge Carrion takes his reader on a journey around the world via its bookshops. Bookshops is the travelogue of a lucid and curious observer, filled with anecdotes and stories from the universe of writing, publishing and selling books. This is a vital manifesto for the future of the traditional bookshop and a delight for all who love them.