By Katie Fforde
DB 74184, Available as BARD Download
When the London bookstore where she is employed closes, Laura takes a job organizing a literary festival and makes new friends. She secures reclusive, womanizing Irish author Dermot Flynn to headline the event and gets along famously with him--but also falls in love. Some strong language. 2009.
Mr. Penumbra's Twenty-Four-Hour Bookstore
By Robin Sloan
BR 19723, DB 75599, Available as BARD Download
While hunting for a new job, Web designer Clay Jannon wanders across Mr. Penumbra's Twenty-Four-Hour Bookstore, which sits next to a strip joint. Hired for the night shift, Clay is soon drawn into a world of mystery, intrigue, and kooky customers. 2012.
Murder Is Binding
By Lorna Barrett
DB 70453, LT 8854, Available as BARD Download
Stoneham, New Hampshire. Newcomer Tricia Miles, owner of a mystery bookstore located along a corridor of Main Street devoted to specialty bookshops, discovers the body of murdered cookbook dealer and rival merchant Doris Gleason. When Tricia herself becomes a suspect, she sets out to clear her name. Includes recipes. 2008.
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
BR 19995, DB 76556, Available as BARD Download
Fictionalized biography traces the life of Lewis Michaux, who opened Harlem's National Memorial African Bookstore in 1939. Includes news clippings, historical documents, and the imagined reminiscences--told in the style of an oral history--of Michaux's family members, business associates, and friends. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2012.
By Courtney Walsh
Love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple challenge bookstore owner Abigail Pressman's view on romance and life in general when a hard-to-read doctor becomes her new landlord and threatens to end her lease in the tourist town of Love's Peak, Colorado.
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
By Katarina Bivald
DB 83448, LT 19865, Available as BARD Download
A Swedish woman who arrives in Iowa to learn that her pen pal has just died opens a bookstore in the woman's honor and makes choices that threaten to bring secrets to light as she attempts to share her love of reading with the locals. 2016.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
By Gabrielle Zevin
DB 78978, LT 16412, Available as BARD Download
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A.J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life. 2014.
This Book Is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
By Marilyn Johnson
DB 81214, Available as BARD Download
Author of The Dead Beat (DB 81116) and Lives in Ruins (DB 80738) explores the careers of librarians and other information professionals. Discusses professional realities, stereotypes, and popular culture representations, and profiles librarians working in a variety of roles. 2010.
By Debbie Macomber
BR 17790, DB 66637, LT 8920, Available as BARD Download
Four widows--Anne Marie, Lillie, Barbie, and Elise--meet at Anne Marie's bookstore, and each makes twenty wishes to improve her life. Anne Marie assists Ellen, an at-risk child; Barbie meets Mark, who uses a wheelchair; Elise starts a foundation in memory of her husband; and Lillie falls in love. Bestseller. 2008.