The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman

When I was on Goodreads, checking out Tom Rachman and his books, I read several comments suggesting that The Rise & Fall of Great Powers doesn't measure up to The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman's first book. Well, if this is the case, then I better put The Imperfectionists on my to-read list, because I loved The Rise & … Continue reading The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of AJ. Fikry is truly a heartwarmer, and a tribute to bookstores and booksellers everywhere. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. I liked everything about this book; the story, the characters, the many references to books and stories. Each chapter of the book starts out with a little letter … Continue reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

... book cults, vertical bookshops, hot geeks, theft, and the pursuit of immortality."     -Nick Harkaway Yes, all of these things can be found in this book.  Clay needed a job, so he found one at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, but it didn't take him long to figure out there was something strange going … Continue reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

I had never heard of Charlie Lovett, but he sounds like an interesting man.  He is a writer, teacher, and a playwright.  He is also a former antiquarian bookseller, like the main character in his novel, and has collected rare books and other materials related to Lewis Carroll for more than 25 years. This book … Continue reading The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett