A Poisonous Page by Kitt Crowe ⁠⁠- Book Review

Genre Fiction The Plot It’s summer festival time in Confection, Oregon. When two members of the chamber of commerce suddenly die, Lexi Jones, owner of the local bookstore, decides to investigate. Lexi, helped by her border collie Cookie and the Macaroon Book Club, have a lot to do, especially if they want to clear the… Continue reading A Poisonous Page by Kitt Crowe ⁠⁠- Book Review

The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

Genre Fiction The Plot It’s 1944, and while the war destroys buildings, houses and people, librarian Clara Button and her best friend Ruby decide to create the country's only underground library. Down the disused Bethnal Green tube station, a secret community thrives: with not only Clara's library, but also thousands of bunk beds, a nursery,… Continue reading The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

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Genre Fiction The Plot Liesl Weiss works in the rare books department of a large university. When her boss has a stroke, and she's left to run things, she discovers that the library's most prized manuscript is missing. She tries to inform the police but is told to keep quiet and not upset the donors.… Continue reading The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

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Genre Historical Fiction The Plot It's 1919, and young Sylvia Beach moves to Paris, not knowing what to do with her life. When she befriends bookstore owner Adrienne Monnier and is introduced to the greatest artists of the time, she decides to open a bookshop herself. This is how Shakespeare and Company, the first English-language… Continue reading The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

The Bookseller of Dachau by Shari J. Ryan⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

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Genre Historical Fiction The Plot This dual timeline book is set in Germany, during WW2, and in the recent past. In 2018, Grace Laurent learns that she has inherited a bookstore in the small town of Dachau and wonders how it is possible, given that her mother arrived from Germany in the 1940s as an… Continue reading The Bookseller of Dachau by Shari J. Ryan⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

📚 The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II by Madeline Martin ⁠

⁠💣 It's August 1939 and, while the world is getting ready for the war, Grace Bennett moves to London with her friend Viv. They've always dreamed of moving to the city, but the bunkers and blackout curtains were not what they expected. Also, Grace did not expect to end up working at Primrose Hill, a… Continue reading 📚 The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II by Madeline Martin ⁠