Scenes from A Bookshop is a touching and memorable collection of short stories set in a used and rare book shop in Philadelphia. Brian, the forty-year-old manager gets sent to people's homes to buy books. On one house call he suffers from guilt as he dismantles an old man's library while the man sits and watches him. On another call, a beautiful "Character Actress" involves him in her family drama. Later he meets a charming widow whose husband figures in, "bipolar's what you's call it nowadays." In the final story, he's "Trapped in a Bookshop" at night by a maniac who's raiding the Free Books bin outside. And all the while Brian dreams of re-meeting the beautiful "poetry lady" who asked him to find a book for her.
HughGilmore lives in Philadelphia, where he owns and operates a used and rare book business and writes a weekly column about books and reading for the Chestnut Hill Local newspaper. His crime noir,Malcolm's Wine is currently available from Amazon.com. Hugh has written feature stories and reviews for several newspapers including The Baltimore Sun . Since the year 2000 Hugh has written three novels. He live with his wife, Janet , and son, Andrew in the leafy Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
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