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Books in the Bookstore

Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
Despite losing her job as a librarian who liked to put the right book into a patron's hands, Nina continues her mission by moving to rural Scotland, purchasing a van, converting it into a bookmobile,and taking to the road.


The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler 
Discovering she is pregnant after her boyfriend dumps her, a young British student in New York takes on a part-time job at a used book store and finds salvation among the colorful characters who work and shop there.


How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
Emilia has just returned to her idyllic Cotswold hometown to rescue her father's bookstore. Nightingale Books is a dream come true for booklovers, but the best stories aren't just within the pages of the books she sells. Emilia's customers have their own tales to tell.


The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself. 


Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan. 
Lydia Smith has a job she loves at the Bright Ideas Bookstore. Then one of her favorite eccentric bookstore regulars commits suicide and leaves her his small horde of books. She discovers the books are methodically defaced to make a code for her to unravel. 


The Moment of Everything by Shelly King
Maggie, recently fired from a tech startup, spends her time at a used book store, waiting for something to come along, but when she finds an antique copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover," everything changes.


Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
After a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at a bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret.


The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald 
Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist. Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend's memory. All she wants is to share the books she loves with the citizens of Broken Wheel, but she makes some unconventional choices that could force a lot of secrets into the open for everyone in town.


The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

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