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A Bookshop in Algiers

A Bookshop in Algiers

Kaouther Adimi, Chris Andrews

A Bookshop in Algiers celebrates quixotic devotion and the love of books in the person of Edmond Charlot, who at the age of twenty founded Les Vraies Richesses (Our True Wealth), the famous Algerian bookstore/publishing...

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The Uncommon Reader

The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bennett

Join the Queen on her life-changing literary odyssey.

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Look At Me

Look At Me

Anita Brookner

Frances Hinton is shy and clever. By day she works in a medical library and every evening she goes back to the solitude of her London flat to write fiction. When she is adopted by Nick and his wife, she is ripe to begin her...

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 Read reviewThe Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman

A gorgeously written, tender, and wise novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant librarian.

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The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop

Nina George, Simon Pare

The international bestseller THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP is a delightful, bittersweet tale about the distance one man will travel for the sake of love and friendship.

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 Read reviewWords in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue

Cath Crowley

This is a love story. It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. It's the story of how we leave our histories in the things we love - like books.

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The Brooklyn Follies

The Brooklyn Follies

Paul Auster

Infused with character, mystery and humour, these lives intertwine and become bound together as Auster brilliantly explores the wider terrain of contemporary America - a crucible of broken dreams and of human folly.

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The Bookshop

The Bookshop

Penelope Fitzgerald

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

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The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves

Barcelona 1945: young Daniel Sempere is taken to a fabulous secret library called the Cemetery of Forgotten Books where he is told he must 'adopt' a single book, promising to care and keep it alive always. The book by Julian...

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition

J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay

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