A. J. Fikry’s life’s not at all what he expected that it is. He lives alone, his bookstore is exceptional worst sales rolling around in its history, and after this his prized possession, a hard-to-find collection of Poe poems, has become stolen. But when a mysterious package appears in the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the opportunity to make his life over–and see everything anew.
“This novel has humor, romance, a bit of suspense, but many of all love–love of books and bookish people and, really, all humanity in their imperfect glory.” — Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child
“Marvelously optimistic in regards to the future of books and bookstores and also the people who love both.” — The Washington Post
“You won’t need it to end.” — Family Circle
“A natural for book groups.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A reader’s paradise from the first order.” — The Buffalo News
“A fun, page-turning delight.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Captures the happiness of connecting people and books . . . Irresistible.” — Booklist
“A wonderful, moving, endearing story of redemption and transformation that can sing within your heart to get a very, period of time.” — Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain
“Readers who delighted in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and Letters from Skye is going to be equally attracted to this novel.” —*Library Journal, starred review.