Best Booksellers & Bookselling Books
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1. The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II
Author: by Madeline Martin
Hanover Square Press
April 6, 2021
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn irresistible tale which showcases the transformative power of literacy, reminding us of the hope and sanctuary our neighborhood bookstores offer during the perilous trials of war and unrest. KIM MICHELE RICHARDSON, author of The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekAugust 1939: London prepares for war as Hitler’s forces sweep across Europe.
Grace Bennett has always dreamed of moving to the city, but the bunkers and blackout curtains that she finds on her arrival were not what she expected. And she certainly never imagined she’d wind up working at Primrose Hill, a dusty old bookshop nestled in the heart of London.
Through blackouts and air raids as the Blitz intensifies, Grace discovers the power of storytelling to unite her community in ways she never dreameda force that triumphs over even the darkest nights of the war. A gorgeously written story of love, friendship, and survival set against the backdrop of WWII-era London.
JILLIAN CANTOR, author of In Another Time and Half LifeA love letter to the power of books to unite us, to hold the world together when it’s falling apart around our ears. This fresh take on what London endured during WWII should catapult Madeline Martin to the top tier of historical fiction novelists.
2. The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance
Author: by Ross King
The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildingsthe dazzling handiwork of the city’s skilled artists and architects. But equally important for the centuries to follow were geniuses of a different sort: Florence’s manuscript hunters, scribes, scholars, and booksellers, who blew the dust off a thousand years of history and, through the discovery and diffusion of ancient knowledge, imagined a new and enlightened world.
At the heart of this activity, which bestselling author Ross King relates in his exhilarating new book, was a remarkable man: Vespasiano da Bisticci. Born in 1422, he became what a friend called the king of the world’s booksellers. At a time when all books were made by hand, over four decades Vespasiano produced and sold many hundreds of volumes from his bookshop, which also became a gathering spot for debate and discussion.
Besides repositories of ancient wisdom by the likes of Plato, Aristotle, and Quintilian, his books were works of art in their own right, copied by talented scribes and illuminated by the finest miniaturists. His clients included a roll-call of popes, kings, and princes across Europe who wished to burnish their reputations by founding magnificent libraries.
3. How to Find Love in a Book Shop
Author: by Veronica Henry
June 16, 2016
‘Romantic and utterly heartwarming’ Jenny ColganEmilia has just returned to her idyllic Cotswold hometown to rescue the family business. Nightingale Books is a dream come true for book-lovers, but the best stories aren’t just within the pages of the books she sells – Emilia’s customers have their own tales to tell.
There’s the lady of the manor who is hiding a secret close to her heart; the single dad looking for books to share with his son but who isn’t quite what he seems; and the desperately shy chef trying to find the courage to talk to her crush …
And as for Emilia’s story, can she keep the promise she made to her father and save Nightingale Books?
4. You Love Me: A You Novel
Author: by Caroline Kepnes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The highly anticipated new thriller in Caroline Kepnes’s hit You series, now a blockbuster Netflix showa compulsively readable trip into the deviant mind of the uniquely antisocial, savvy bookseller Joe Goldberg. Fiendish, fast-paced, and very funny.
Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEARCosmopolitan, PopSugar, Literary Hub Joe Goldberg is done with the cities. He’s done with the muck and the posers, done with Love.
Now he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe. He gets a job at the local libraryhe does know a thing or two about booksand that’s where he meets her: Mary Kay DiMarco.Librarian.
Joe won’t meddle, he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old-fashioned way … By providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town.The trouble is …
5. Dead Days of Summer (Death on Demand Mysteries, No. 17) (Death on Demand Mysteries Series)
Author: by Carolyn Hart
March 17, 2009
Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is understandably upset. It isn’t like her p.I. Husband Max to abruptly disappearand homicide is definitely not his style. But when his car is found abandoned on a remote road with a brutally slain, once-beautiful young woman nearby and the murder weapon stashed in the trunk, Annie’s worst fears seem justified.
The police have Max all but tried and convictedexcept for Chief Billy Cameron, whose unshakable belief in his friend’s innocence prompts his removal from the case. And as a media circus descends on tiny Broward’s Rock, Annie will have to place her own life in jeopardy to clear her husband’s name.
But time is running outand she has only one slim chance to unmask a killer who just may have committed the perfect crime.
6. Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, With an Introduction by Walter Isaacson
Author: by Walter Isaacson
In Jeff Bezos’s own words, the core principles and philosophy that have guided him in creating, building, and leading Amazon and Blue Origin. In this collection of Jeff Bezos’s writingshis unique and strikingly original annual shareholder letters, plus numerous speeches and interviews that provide insight into his background, his work, and the evolution of his ideasyou’ll gain an insider’s view of the why and how of his success.
Spanning a range of topics across business and public policy, from innovation and customer obsession to climate change and outer space, this book provides a rare glimpse into how Bezos thinks about the world and where the future might take us.
Written in a direct, down-to-earth style, Invent and Wander offers readers a master class in business values, strategy, and execution:The importance of a Day 1 mindsetWhy “it’s all about the long term”What it really means to be customer obsessedHow to start new businesses and create significant organic growth in an already successful companyWhy culture is an imperativeHow a willingness to fail is closely connected to innovationWhat the Covid-19 pandemic has taught usEach insight offers new ways of thinking through today’s challengesand more importantly, tomorrow’sand the never-ending urgency of striving ahead, never resting on one’s laurels.
7. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
Author: by Brad Stone
Back Bay Books
The definitive story of Amazon. Com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos.Amazon. Com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn’t content with being a bookseller.
He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that’s never been cracked.Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving readers the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon.
Compared to tech’s other elite innovators – Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg – Bezos is a private man. But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing.
8. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Author: by Robin Sloan
The New York Times BestsellerA Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco ChronicleThe Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.
But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anythinginstead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store.
Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele’s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.
9. Storied Life of AJ Fikry
Author: by Gabrielle Zevin
Don’t miss Gabrielle Zevin’s new novel, Young Jane Young, coming in August 2017. Funny, tender, and moving, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry reminds us all exactly why we read and why we love.A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be.
He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over-and see everything anew.
10. Eight Perfect Murders: A Novel (Malcolm Kershaw)
Author: by Peter Swanson
A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the yearSwanson rips us from one startling plot twist to the next A true tour de force. Lisa Gardner”Fiendish good fun.” Anthony HorowitzFrom the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction’s most ingenious murders.
Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre’s most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crackwhich he titled Eight Perfect Murderschosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christie’s A.B.C.
Murders, Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, Ira Levin’s Deathtrap, A.A. Milne’s The Red House Mystery, Anthony Berkeley Cox’s Malice Aforethought, James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity, John D. MacDonald’s The Drowner, and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February.
11. The Little Paris Bookshop
Author: by Nina George
Abacus (April 23, 2015)
April 23, 2015
The international bestseller, translated from the German by Simon Pare. On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a ‘literary apothecary’, for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers.
The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read.
His memories and his love have been gathering dust – until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.
12. The Templar Legacy: Book 1 (Cotton Malone Series)
Author: by Steve Berry
Hodder & Stoughton
August 13, 2009
The first explosive thriller in the Cotton Malone series from a New York Times megaselling author. The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power, until the Inquisition destroyed them and their riches were lost forever.
But some people don’t believe in ‘forever’.Ex-agent Cotton Malone used to work for Stephanie Nelle in the US Justice Department. Now Nelle wants his help to crack a series of puzzles that have confounded experts for centuries – and could lead to the legendary lost treasure of the Knights Templar.
But someone else is on the trail – someone prepared to commit the ultimate crime to win the ultimate prize. Malone and Nelle find themselves in a heart-stopping race through the villages, castles and cloisters of Europe in pursuit of a secret that, in the wrong hands, could bring the world to its knees.
13. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London
Author: by Garth Nix
September 22, 2020
A girl’s quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world. From the bestselling master of teen fantasy, Garth Nix.
In a slightly alternate London in 1983, Susan Arkshaw is looking for her father, a man she has never met. Crime boss Frank Thringley might be able to help her, but Susan doesn’t get time to ask Frank any questions before he is turned to dust by the prick of a silver hatpin in the hands of the outrageously attractive Merlin.
Merlin is a young left-handed bookseller (one of the fighting ones), who with the right-handed booksellers (the intellectual ones), are an extended family of magical beings who police the mythic and legendary Old World when it intrudes on the modern world, in addition to running several bookshops.
Susan’s search for her father begins with her mother’s possibly misremembered or misspelt surnames, a reading room ticket, and a silver cigarette case engraved with something that might be a coat of arms. Merlin has a quest of his own, to find the Old World entity who used ordinary criminals to kill his mother.
14. Much Ado About You
Author: by Samantha Young
Berkley (February 2, 2021)
The cozy comforts of an English village bookstore open up a world of new possibilities for Evie Starling in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young. At thirty-three-years old Evangeline Starling’s life in Chicago is missing that special something.
And when she’s passed over for promotion at work, Evie realizes she needs to make a change. Some time away to regain perspective might be just the thing. In a burst of impulsivity, she plans a holiday in a quaint English village.
The holiday package comes with a temporary position at Much Ado About Books, the bookstore located beneath her rental apartment. There’s no better dream vacation for the bookish Evie, a life-long Shakespeare lover. Not only is Evie swept up in running the delightful store as soon as she arrives, she’s drawn into the lives, loves and drama of the friendly villagers.
Including Roane Robson, the charismatic and sexy farmer who tempts Evie every day with his friendly flirtations. Evie is determined to keep him at bay because a holiday romance can only end in heartbreak, right? But Evie can’t deny their connection and longs to trust in her handsome farmer that their whirlwind romance could turn in to the forever kind of love.
15. 84, Charing Cross Road
Author: by Helene Hanff
“Those who have read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a novel comprised of only letters between the characters, will see how much that best-seller owes 84, Charing Cross Road.” – Medium. ComA heartwarming love story about people who love books for readers who love booksThis funny, poignant classic love story showcases the power of the written word to bring people together.
The story unfolds through a series of letters between Helene Hanff, 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 and was the basis for the film starring Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft.
16. The Emperor's Tomb (with bonus short story The Balkan Escape): A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 6)
Author: by Steve Berry
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFormer Justice Department operative Cotton Malone has received an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address. Logging on, he’s shocked to see Cassiopeia Vitt, a woman who’s saved his life more than once, being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand: Bring me the artifact she’s asked you to keep safe.
The only problem is, Malone doesn’t have a clue what the man is talking about, since Cassiopeia has left nothing with him. So begins Malone’s most harrowing adventure to dateone that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world: the tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, which has inexplicably remained sealed for more than two thousand yearsits mysteries about to be revealed.
BONUS: This edition contains a Cotton Malone Dossier, an excerpt from Steve Berry’s The Columbus Affair, and a short story by Steve Berry, The Balkan Escape.