The Bookshop

"Penelope Fitzgerald's resources of odd people are impressively rich. And this is not just a gallery of quirky still lives; these people appear in vignettes, wryly, even comically animated...A marvellously piercing fiction.

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000737383X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 448

From the Booker Prize-winning author of ‘Offshore’, ‘The Blue Flower’ and ‘Innocence’ comes this Booker Prize-shortlisted story of books and busybodies in East Anglia.

The Bookshop Book

This book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.

Author: Jen Campbell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472116704

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 733

We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I've-ever-been-to-bookshops. Meet Sarah and her Book Barge sailing across the sea to France; meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains; meet the bookshop in Canada that's invented the world's first antiquarian book vending machine. And that's just the beginning. From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we've yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world. -- "A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference." David Almond (The Bookshop Book includes interviews and quotes from David Almond, Ian Rankin, Tracy Chevalier, Audrey Niffenegger, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeanette Winterson and many, many others.)

The Bookshop Cat

A joyous and dazzlingly original picture book about a beloved bookshop cat, the power of reading and the importance of family and community, from the talented Cindy Wume.

Author: Cindy Wume

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529057981

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 178

A joyous and dazzlingly original picture book about a beloved bookshop cat, the power of reading and the importance of family and community, from the talented Cindy Wume. The Bookshop Cat loves his job at the Children's Bookshop, where he spends his time reading, purring and recommending his favourite books to all the children that come into the shop. But one day, disaster strikes! The bookshop is flooded, and the children stop coming to visit. With a bit of help from his family and friends, the Bookshop Cat comes up with a brilliant plan to bring the Children's Bookshop back to life!

The Bookshop

He asked the question to the air, sounding almost annoyed. “Seems like a waste of time to me, but I'll go with you if you want.” “Okay, Peter, yes, I'll go.” The thought of the ball gave her such excitement, and she had to decide ...

Author: Katrina Van

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1644248409

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 520

Everyone has a story, but twenty-three-year-old Kate Clare thinks they're only found in the books she reads. She is quiet, curious, and a little lost due to her protective upbringing. She moves to a small town hidden in the Adirondacks, a place she was told would be safe. She stumbles upon an old bookshop, which attracts odd and eccentric people. The owner, Harry, employs her as his assistant, and they become good friends, until he starts keeping secrets. Bodies start to surface in the nearby forest, and it puts the town in fear. When Kate is rescued from falling off a ledge by a mysterious stranger, she thinks he could be the killer, but she is drawn in by how he looks at her. His strength surpasses all others, and he knows her by name. They form an unusual bond that turns into obsession. He finally reveals he knew her mother. That was more than twenty years ago, and she questions why he isn't older. When she stabs him in a surprising confrontation, her past is uncovered, and she begins to unravel the connections of the people around her. Kate is set on a path that will change her life forever. It becomes a turning point when she cuts herself on her hand and washes off the blood. She notices the gash has disappeared. All she can do is accept her fate and wait for Adrien's return.

The Bookshop of Yesterdays

The obituary included a somber quote from the store's manager, who vowed to keep Billy's legacy alive through the bookstore and a listing of the funeral, set for Tuesday afternoon at Forest Lawn. Prospero Books. I should have made the ...

Author: Amy Meyerson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488078734

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 563

Look for Amy Meyerson’s new novel The Imperfects, a captivating literary page-turner. THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Best Books of Summer 2018 Selection by Philadelphia Inquirer and Library Journal “Part mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness.” —Associated Press A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda’s twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life. She doesn’t hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy—and one final scavenger hunt. When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books—now as its owner—she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store’s shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy’s last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy’s past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda’s mother has kept hidden—and the terrible secret that tore her family apart. Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. It’s a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.

The Bookshop That Floated Away

This time, she didn't use anything nearly so subtle as sinking pebbles and no room at the bookshop and broken ... He owned the famous Paris bookstore Shakespeare & Company, which, as all bibliophiles know well, sits on the banks of the ...

Author: Sarah Henshaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472109392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 364

In early 2009 a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It had pictures of rats and moles in rowing boats and archaic quotes about Cleopatra's barge. It asked for a £30,000 loan to buy a black-and-cream narrowboat and a small hoard of books. The manager said no. Nevertheless The Book Barge opened six months later and enjoyed the happy patronage of local readers, a growing number of eccentrics and the odd moorhen. Business wasn't always easy, so one May morning owner Sarah Henshaw set off for six months chugging the length and breadth of the country. Books were bartered for food, accommodation, bathroom facilities and cake. During the journey, the barge suffered a flooded engine, went out to sea, got banned from Bristol and, on several occasions, floated away altogether. This account follows the ebbs and flows of Sarah's journey as she sought to make her vision of a floating bookshop a reality.

The Bookshop of the World

practice of their faith was restricted to semi-tolerated concealed churches, for the preservation of which annual sums had to be paid to the local authorities. Even then Catholics could be subject to harassment and injustice.

Author: Andrew Pettegree

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300245297

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 605

The untold story of how the Dutch conquered the European book market and became the world's greatest bibliophiles The Dutch Golden Age has long been seen as the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, whose paintings captured the public imagination and came to represent the marvel that was the Dutch Republic. Yet there is another, largely overlooked marvel in the Dutch world of the seventeenth century: books. In this fascinating account, Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen show how the Dutch produced many more books than pictures and bought and owned more books per capita than any other part of Europe. Key innovations in marketing, book auctions, and newspaper advertising brought stability to a market where elsewhere publishers faced bankruptcy, and created a population uniquely well-informed and politically engaged. This book tells for the first time the remarkable story of the Dutch conquest of the European book world and shows the true extent to which these pious, prosperous, quarrelsome, and generous people were shaped by what they read.

The Bookshop In Brick Lane

In front of the Brick Lane Bookshop. I decide that's the place for me. I take out my guitar, lay my open case in front of my feet and start playing. I strum 'A' minor, the opening chord of 'Losing my Religion,' a song that helped me ...

Author: N. Quentin Woolf (ed.)

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557472652

Category:

Page: 189

View: 153

An anthology of short stories and poetry, interwoven with non-fiction pieces about London's East End and centred on a particular bookshop there.


The Bookshop on the Shore

A grand baronial house on Loch Ness, a quirky small-town bookseller, and a single mom looking for a fresh start all come together in this witty and warm-hearted novel by New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan.

Author: Jenny Colgan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062850199

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 799

A grand baronial house on Loch Ness, a quirky small-town bookseller, and a single mom looking for a fresh start all come together in this witty and warm-hearted novel by New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan. Desperate to escape from London, single mother Zoe wants to build a new life for herself and her four year old son Hari. She can barely afford the crammed studio apartment on a busy street where shouting football fans keep them awake all night. Hari’s dad, Jaz, a charismatic but perpetually broke DJ, is no help at all. But his sister Surinder comes to Zoe’s aid, hooking her up with a job as far away from the urban crush as possible: a bookshop on the banks of Loch Ness. And there’s a second job to cover housing: Zoe will be an au pair for three children at a genuine castle in the Scottish Highlands. But while Scotland is everything Zoe dreamed of—clear skies, brisk fresh air, blessed quiet—everything else is a bit of a mess. The Urquart family castle is grand, but crumbling, the childrens’ single dad is a wreck, and the kids have been kicked out of school and left to their own devices. Lottie has her work cut out for her, and is determined to rise to the challenge, especially when she sees how happily Hari has taken to their new home. With the help of Nina, the friendly local bookseller, Zoe begins to put down roots in the community. Are books, fresh air, and kindness enough to heal this broken family—and her own…?

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Perfect for fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted cherishes the power of love, literature, and forgiveness to transform our lives, and--if we dare allow them--to mend our broken ...

Author: Robert Hillman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525535934

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 346

Can one unlikely bookshop heal two broken souls? "Beautifully written . . . Full of insight into the nature of tragedy, love, and redemption."--Garth Stein "A poignant journey of unthinkable loss, love, and the healing capacity of the written word."--Ellen Keith It is 1968 in rural Australia and lonely Tom Hope can't make heads or tails of Hannah Babel. Newly arrived from Hungary, Hannah is unlike anyone he's ever met--she's passionate, artistic, and fiercely determined to open sleepy Hometown's first bookshop. Despite the fact that Tom has only read only one book in his life, the two soon discover an astonishing spark. Recently abandoned by an unfaithful wife--and still missing her sweet son, Peter--Tom dares to believe that he might make Hannah happy. But Hannah is a haunted woman. Twenty-four years earlier, she had been marched to the gates of Auschwitz. Perfect for fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted cherishes the power of love, literature, and forgiveness to transform our lives, and--if we dare allow them--to mend our broken hearts.

The Bookshop of the World

This book tells for the first time the remarkable story of the Dutch conquest of the European book world and shows the true extent to which these pious, prosperous, quarrelsome, and generous people were shaped by what they read.

Author: Andrew Pettegree

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300230079

Category: History

Page: 485

View: 102

The untold story of how the Dutch conquered the European book market and became the world's greatest bibliophiles--"an instant classic on Dutch book history" (BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review) "[An] excellent contribution to book history."--Robert Darnton, New York Review of Books The Dutch Golden Age has long been seen as the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, whose paintings captured the public imagination and came to represent the marvel that was the Dutch Republic. Yet there is another, largely overlooked marvel in the Dutch world of the seventeenth century: books. In this fascinating account, Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen show how the Dutch produced many more books than pictures and bought and owned more books per capita than any other part of Europe. Key innovations in marketing, book auctions, and newspaper advertising brought stability to a market where elsewhere publishers faced bankruptcy, and created a population uniquely well-informed and politically engaged. This book tells for the first time the remarkable story of the Dutch conquest of the European book world and shows the true extent to which these pious, prosperous, quarrelsome, and generous people were shaped by what they read.


Hearings

Now , do you know anything about the circumstances which came to a head in the withdrawal of the Bookshop from the Cooperative League ? Mr. ÅLLEN . I know this about it , that this frequent mailing of pamphlets and leaflets of the ...

Author: United States. Congress. House

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 421


The Bookshop Girl

A plucky young heroine hides a secret while trying to save her family and their magical bookstore from a dastardly villain in this whimsical middle grade novel. “A funny, inventive tale ideal for booklovers.” ―Booklist Property Jones ...

Author: Sylvia Bishop

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

ISBN: 1682631192

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 135

View: 419

A whimsical delight, crafted with quirkiness and a touch of classic charm The Joneses have just won the Great Montgomery Book Emporium in a contest, and it’s every book lover’s dream! The pull of a lever calls forth a room full of marvelous wonders—from the Room of Woodland tales with its squirrels and mice, to the rocket ship in the Room of Space Adventures, and the aquarium ceiling in the Room of Ocean Tales. But there is more to the Emporium than its thousands of books in extravagant displays. In fact, the previous owner is hiding something that could destroy absolutely everything for the Joneses. Property Jones has a whopper of a secret too—and it might just be the key to saving her family and their bookshop from the clutches of a nasty villain. Sylvia Bishop’s exceptional and fantastical U.S. debut features a cast of memorable, quirky characters, including the resourceful Property Jones herself and her cantankerous kitten side-kick, beautiful descriptions of the tactile pleasures of books, and the magical transporting quality bookstores can have for readers.

The Rough Guide to Gay Lesbian Australia

Books on Oxford 37 Oxford St Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Phone 02/9267 4405 Although not strictly speaking a gay / lesbian bookshop , this cosy little shop at the city end of Oxford Street does stock many gay and lesbian titles .

Author: Neal Drinnan

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858288321

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

View: 261

THE ROUGH GUIDE TO GAY & LESBIAN AUSTRALIAis the definitive guide to queer life right across the wide brown land. It features:Comprehensivelistings of gay- and lesbian-friendly accommodation, cafes and restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as gyms, pools and beaches.The lowdownon gay and lesbian events throughout Australia - from Sydney's Mardi Gras to Perth's Pride festival - and how to get in on the celebrations.Detailsof community services and networks, plus specialist travel services, to ensure a smooth ride.Insider viewsof queer screen culture, literature, music and the arts.

The Bookshop at Water s End

The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it.

Author: Patti Callahan Henry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399583122

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 376

The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it... Bonny Blankenship’s most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey’s mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide. READERS GUIDE INSIDE

The Rise of the Modernist Bookshop

The stock was small but carefully chosen and the comfortable, homelike appearance of this browsing room invited all our visitors to a leisurely survey of our books.18 The Bookshop represented a cross-section of middlebrow reading deemed ...

Author: Mr Huw Osborne

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472446992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 376

Concerned with the cultural and economic roles of independent bookstores, this collection considers how eight shops created during the modernist era exceeded their commercial functions to open the spaces of literary production. Understanding these unique social spaces on the threshold of commerce and culture provides a basis for comprehending how the changes to the physical contexts of the twenty-first century reading experience have affected our relationship to books and reading.

A Body in the Bookshop

A PAGE-TURNING COSY MYSTERY SET IN THE PICTURESQUE CITY OF YORK.

Author: Helen Cox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529402247

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 904

A PAGE-TURNING COSY MYSTERY SET IN THE PICTURESQUE CITY OF YORK. PERFECT FOR FANS OF BETTY ROWLANDS, LJ ROSS AND FAITH MARTIN. 'A 2020 Miss Marple' Woman's Way ********** It's nearly Christmas in York, but it seems the season of goodwill hasn't touched everyone... When DS Charlotte Banks is suspended from the police on suspicion of assaulting a suspect in the burglary of a local bookshop, librarian Kitt Harley and her friend Evie Bowes refuse to believe she is guilty. But why is she being framed? With Charlotte's boss DI Malcolm Halloran unable to help, Evie decides to take matters into her own hands. Kitt takes little persuading to get involved too - after all, as well as Charlotte's career to save, there are missing books to be found! From the tightknit community of York's booksellers, to the most gossipy bus route in the country, Kitt and Evie leave no stone unturned to get at the truth behind the burglary. Then the discovery of a body raises the stakes even higher. For Evie, and now Kitt, this case is as personal as it gets. Can they catch the murderer in time to turn a bleak midwinter into something merry and bright?

The Bookshop of Forgotten Dreams

Don’t miss this page-turning love story about two strangers learning to read between each others’ lines. Perfect for fans of Emily Henry’s Beach Reads!

Author: Emily Blaine

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008485917

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 205

Don’t miss this page-turning love story about two strangers learning to read between each others’ lines. Perfect for fans of Emily Henry’s Beach Reads!