An Honest Trade: Bookselling and Booksellers in Scotland

Results of SAPPHIRE research into the history of Scottish bookselling are featured in its latest publication.

An Honest Trade: Bookselling and Booksellers in Scotland, published by John Donald Pres, is an account of bookselling and booksellers through the life histories of key and representative figures in the Scottish trade, told in their own words. It was developed from interviews with key figures in the Scottish book trade, and fills a gap in our knowledge of the history of Scottish bookselling in the twentieth century.

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SHARP Conference Presentations

SHARP Conference Presentations: The SAPPHIRE team showcased results of recent projects in several panels at the annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, 24th - 27th June 2008

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Wayzgoose exhibition: Aberdeen Central Library 8th May - 2nd June 2008:

This exhibition recounts the extraordinarily vibrant community life of those who worked in the printing industry and associated trades – papermaking, publishing and bookselling – in Scotland in the twentieth century.

Supported by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council).

Organised tours are welcome – please contact
This is a touring exhibition and offers of further venues are welcome.

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