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First Person: Ruminations on a career in British bookselling, 1949–1988

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Affiliations: 1: Entering the British book trade in Liverpool in 1949 as an apprentice in the venerable Parry's bookshop, John Hyams was to spend his next thirty-nine years a bookseller. As deputy book merchandise manager of W H Smith he saw and participated in the burgeoning of chain bookselling. Before that, for many years he managed the book department of an old-established department store, Beale's of Bournemouth. He became a respected figure in the struggle to maintain the Net Book Agreement, considered by many to be the hallmark of traditional British bookselling, but which was to collapse six years after his retirement.

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