Books about books, bookstores, libraries, or pretty much any other bookish connection automatically go to the top of my to-be-read pile. So when I recently came across an upcoming release with ‘bookseller’ in the title, a battle between bookstores in the blurb, and a cat knocking batting books on the cover? Yeah, that was one of the easiest additions to my own bookshelf this year.
Today I’m waiting for…
From the publisher:
A heartening and uproariously funny novel of high hopes, bad choices, book love, and one woman’s best—and worst—intentions.
Without question, Fawn Birchill knows that her used bookstore is the heart of West Philadelphia, a cornerstone of culture for a community that, for the past twenty years, has found the quirkiness absolutely charming. When an amicable young indie bookseller invades her block, Fawn is convinced that his cushy couches, impressive selection, coffee bar, and knowledgeable staff are a neighborhood blight. Misguided yet blindly resilient, Fawn readies for battle.
But as she wages her war, Fawn is forced to reflect on a few unavoidable truths: the tribulations of online dating, a strained relationship with her family, and a devoted if not always law-abiding intern—not to mention what to do about a pen pal with whom she hasn’t been entirely honest and the litany of repairs her aging store requires.
Through emails, journal entries, combative online reviews, texts, and tweets, Fawn plans her next move. Now it’s time for her to dig deep and use every trick at her disposal if she’s to reclaim her beloved business—and her life.
Title: Confessions of a Curious Bookseller
Author: Elizabeth Green
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Expected Publication: January 01, 2021
Classification: General Fiction
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