Shaun Bythell is a Scottish bookseller. Even though he’s based in Wigtown he’s not a Scottish barrister. But he did used to offer free coffee in his shop, so he could have been a Scottish barista. As his surname suggests Shaun “buys and sells” secondhand books.

He’s also the author of “The Diary of a Bookseller” (2017,2018 ) and “Confessions of a Bookseller” (2019). The picture is from the front cover.

Shaun is a fairly prolific writer of SB bigrams. Here’s a selection from the first few pages of his first book: Second-hand books, sandy beaches, small businesses, shifting bulk,second-hand bookseller, sludgy bits, some balding, six books. All these in the first 5 pages!