• The cover of the book The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

    The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

    When enigmatic Hannah Babel arrives in a quiet Australian town in 1968, she immediately sets to work on opening the first bookshop to ever grace the area. To help her build it, she hires Tom Hope, a farmer who’s recently found himself alone (and who’s read only one book in his life). As the two grow closer, Tom learns about Hannah’s traumatic past as a Holocaust survivor, and the pair finds solace in the printed word and the exchange of their own stories.

     
  • The cover of the book Browse

    Browse

    In this ode to bookstores and the magic within them, 15 celebrated authors write about their favorite bookshops around the world. Their moving recollections—from voices including Ali Smith, Yiyun Li, and Juan Gabriel Vásquez—serve as a reminder to cherish our local bookstores (and booksellers!) and to continue showing up for them.

     
  • The cover of the book Words in Deep Blue

    Words in Deep Blue

    A YA read that will charm bookstore fans of all ages, Words in Deep Blue follows the budding love story of Rachel and Henry. Before she moved away years ago, Rachel hid a love letter to Henry in one of the books in his family’s bookstore—and never heard from him again. Until, that is, Rachel returns after her brother’s tragic death and takes a job in the same bookstore. As Rachel and Henry pass notes through the books, they manage to find their way back to each other.

     
  • The cover of the book How to Find Love in a Bookshop

    How to Find Love in a Bookshop

    Emilia Nightingale is faced with a dilemma much like Meg Ryan’s character in You’ve Got Mail: she’s trying to keep her departed father’s bookstore running, but it’s easier said than done. As Emilia considers the cash offers flowing in and wishes for her father’s advice, she’s buoyed (and further conflicted) by the community of readers who call Nightingale Books a second home. A heartwarming read that will have you jetting off to your local bookshop.

     
  • The cover of the book The Diary of a Bookseller

    The Diary of a Bookseller

    A wry and surprising memoir by a naïve-turned-cantankerous bookseller, Shaun Bythell’s account of his first year running a secondhand bookshop in a Scottish village is keenly entertaining. Come for the dreamy descriptions of the store—situated in a gorgeous old house by the sea—and stay for the hilarious interactions with Bythell’s quirky staff and zany customers.

     
  • The cover of the book The Little Paris Bookshop

    The Little Paris Bookshop

    Nina George’s enchanting bestseller follows literary apothecary Monsier Perdu on his mission along the Seine to find the one who got away. Conveniently for Perdu, his bookstore is easily transportable—it’s on a floating barge—which allows him to continue dispensing literary prescriptions to wounded hearts along the riverside. It’s a sweet journey through the expanse of human emotions and the ability of books to meet us where we are.