The Echo of Old Books meets The Lost Apothecary in this evocative and charming novel full of mystery and secrets.
The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland is a compelling, irresistible, and heart-rending novel, perfect for all book lovers. "In The Lost for Words Bookshop, Stephanie Butland has created a bibliophile's delight. Witty and irreverent, funny and sad, this is a charming tribute to stories on the page and in our lives--and the powers they can hold over us."—Matthew Sullivan author of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore "Burns fiercely with love and hurt. A rare and beautiful novel."—Linda Green, bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you. Into her hiding place - the bookstore where she works - come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries. Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?
"A wonderful exploration of the past and the future and, most importantly, of what it means to be present in the here and now. Full of the love of words, the love of family, and the love of falling in love, The Lost and Found Bookshop is a big-hearted gem of a novel that will satisfy and entertain readers from all walks of life. Lovely!"—Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing In The Rain In this thought-provoking, wise and emotionally rich novel, New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs explores the meaning of happiness, trust, and faith in oneself as she asks the question, "If you had to start over, what would you do and who would you be?" There is a book for everything . . . Somewhere in the vast Library of the Universe, as Natalie thought of it, there was a book that embodied exactly the things she was worrying about. In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits her mother’s charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco. She also becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather Andrew, her only living relative—not counting her scoundrel father. But the gruff, deeply kind Andrew has begun displaying signs of decline. Natalie thinks it’s best to move him to an assisted living facility to ensure the care he needs. To pay for it, she plans to close the bookstore and sell the derelict but valuable building on historic Perdita Street, which is in need of constant fixing. There’s only one problem–Grandpa Andrew owns the building and refuses to sell. Natalie adores her grandfather; she’ll do whatever it takes to make his final years happy. Besides, she loves the store and its books provide welcome solace for her overwhelming grief. After she moves into the small studio apartment above the shop, Natalie carries out her grandfather’s request and hires contractor Peach Gallagher to do the necessary and ongoing repairs. His young daughter, Dorothy, also becomes a regular at the store, and she and Natalie begin reading together while Peach works. To Natalie’s surprise, her sorrow begins to dissipate as her life becomes an unexpected journey of new connections, discoveries and revelations, from unearthing artifacts hidden in the bookshop’s walls, to discovering the truth about her family, her future, and her own heart.
Once upon a time, Donnie Nelson was a bestselling author of fantasy novels. He had the fame, money, and career he had always dreamed about, but fame led to temptation, and Donnie surrendered to it, destroying his family. Then his mother died. Writer’s block set in, and Donnie retreated to a new career as a used bookseller in the tiny Oklahoma town of Sagebrush. There he stayed, year after year, unable to write, his royalties drying up, living in the back room of his store, which lost money every month. Until he got a call from an old acquaintance who told him his high school creative writing teacher had died. Fighting his insecurities, Donnie made the drive home to attend the funeral of the woman who had ignited his love of writing. He returned to Sagebrush with two unwanted guests who turned his life upside down and just might pull him out of the shell he built around himself. He might even find happiness again in The Lost Pages Bookstore.
A girl with a thirst for adventure. A hidden room. A mystery waiting to be solved. Nina can’t resist the pull of an adventure when she feels it and when her Uncle Bill discovers a hidden room in a forgotten corner of his bookshop she knows she has to investigate. As she leads her best friend Ivy and a bespectacled boy named Oswald through the door they are instantly transported to a tent backstage at Cornelius’ Circus Spectacular. All is not well and they are soon caught up in a mystery the likes of which they had never dreamed… The Mystery of the Missing Monkey. With the show‘s grand finale at risk the three friends can’t walk away. They must find a way to solve the disappearance before it’s too late… and hope there is a way to get home. The Mystery of the Missing Monkey is the first book in the Lost Bookshop series of stand-alone chapter books that feature a young, curious and adventure seeking cast. If your children like magical adventures that capture their imagination, they will love their time in the Lost Bookshop. Pick up The Mystery of the Missing Monkey and start your children on their next favorite book today.