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    How to Find Love in a Bookshop Book Cover Picture
    How to Find Love in a Bookshop Book Cover Picture

    How to Find Love in a Bookshop

    by Veronica Henry

    The enchanting story of a bookshop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart.
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    How to Find Love in a Bookshop Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    The Starless Sea Book Cover Picture
    The Starless Sea Book Cover Picture

    The Starless Sea

    by Erin Morgenstern

    Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth.
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    The Starless Sea Book Cover Picture

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    $16.95

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    People of the Book Book Cover Picture
    People of the Book Book Cover Picture

    People of the Book

    by Geraldine Brooks

    The bestselling novel that follows a rare manuscript through centuries of exile and war, from the author of The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
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    People of the Book Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    The Man Who Loved Books Too Much Book Cover Picture
    The Man Who Loved Books Too Much Book Cover Picture

    The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

    by Allison Hoover Bartlett

    A compelling narrative set within the strange and genteel world of rare-book collecting: the true story of an infamous book thief, his victims, and the man determined to catch him.
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    The Man Who Loved Books Too Much Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    The Secret of Lost Things Book Cover Picture
    The Secret of Lost Things Book Cover Picture

    The Secret of Lost Things

    by Sheridan Hay

    Eighteen years old and completely alone, Rosemary arrives in New York from Tasmania with little other than her love of books and an eagerness to explore the city. Taking a job at a vast, chaotic emporium of used and rare books called the Arcade, she knows she has found a home. But when Rosemary reads a letter from someone seeking to “place” a lost manuscript by Herman Melville, the bookstore erupts with simmering ambitions and rivalries. 
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    The Secret of Lost Things Book Cover Picture

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    $14.95

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    The Novel Cure Book Cover Picture
    The Novel Cure Book Cover Picture

    The Novel Cure

    by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin

    Brilliant in concept and deeply satisfying in execution, The Novel Cure belongs on everyone’s bookshelf and in every medicine cabinet. It will make even the most well-read fiction aficionado pick up a novel he’s never heard of, and see familiar ones with new eyes. 
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    The Novel Cure Book Cover Picture

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    $18.00

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    Reading Lolita in Tehran Book Cover Picture
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    Reading Lolita in Tehran

    by Azar Nafisi

    Azar Nafisi’s luminous masterwork gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women’s lives in revolutionary Iran. Reading Lolita in Tehran is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, a remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny, and a celebration of the liberating power of literature.
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    Reading Lolita in Tehran Book Cover Picture

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    $20.00

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    The Little Paris Bookshop Book Cover Picture
    The Little Paris Bookshop Book Cover Picture

    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. But the only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself.
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    The Little Paris Bookshop Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    The Shadow of the Wind Book Cover Picture
    The Shadow of the Wind Book Cover Picture

    The Shadow of the Wind

    by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in what he finds in the “cemetery of lost books,” a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery…
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    The Shadow of the Wind Book Cover Picture

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    $30.00

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    84, Charing Cross Road Book Cover Picture
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    84, Charing Cross Road

    by Helene Hanff

    This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a winsome, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Their relationship, captured so acutely in these letters, is one that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers around the world.
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    84, Charing Cross Road Book Cover Picture

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    $15.00

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    Goodnight June Book Cover Picture
    Goodnight June Book Cover Picture

    Goodnight June

    by Sarah Jio

    June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby’s estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children’s bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store’s papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown—and steps into the pages of American literature.
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    Goodnight June Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    Angle of Repose Book Cover Picture
    Angle of Repose Book Cover Picture

    Angle of Repose

    by Wallace Stegner

    Lyman Ward is a retired professor of history, recently confined to a wheelchair by a crippling bone disease and dependant on others for his every need.  Amid the chaos of 1970s counterculture he retreats to his ancestral home of Grass Valley, California, to write the biography of his grandmother. In discovering her story he excavates his own, probing the shadows of his experience and the America that has come of age around him.
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    Angle of Repose Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    The End of Your Life Book Club Book Cover Picture
    The End of Your Life Book Club Book Cover Picture

    The End of Your Life Book Club

    by Will Schwalbe

    During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same time—and an informal book club of two was born. Through their wide-ranging reading, Will and Mary Anne—and we, their fellow readers—are reminded how books can be comforting, astonishing, and illuminating, changing the way that we feel about and interact with the world around us. 
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    The End of Your Life Book Club Book Cover Picture

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    $16.95

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    The Bookman's Tale Book Cover Picture
    The Bookman's Tale Book Cover Picture

    The Bookman’s Tale

    by Charlie Lovett

    A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love.
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    The Bookman's Tale Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    The Borrower Book Cover Picture
    The Borrower Book Cover Picture

    The Borrower

    by Rebecca Makkai

    Lucy Hull, a children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. Ian needs Lucy’s help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes. Desperate to save him from the Drakes, Lucy allows herself to be hijacked by Ian when she finds him camped out in the library after hours, and the odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip. But is it just Ian who is running away? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from his own parents?
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    The Borrower Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    The Book Thief (Anniversary Edition) Book Cover Picture
    The Book Thief (Anniversary Edition) Book Cover Picture

    The Book Thief

    by Markus Zusak

    It is 1939 in Nazi Germany. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
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    The Book Thief (Anniversary Edition) Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $19.99

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