As a bookseller, it is fun to read a story about a bookstore and the people that are working to keep it in their community. For many, a local bookstore is a home where people can visit, talk, and enjoy gathering with friends and family.
Katherine Reay has captured all aspects of family, romance, friendship, and the trials of running a business. All of these are so important and play a large role in one’s life.
You will thoroughly enjoy this delightfully charming book.— Amy Handley
"Powerful, enchanting, and spirited, this novel will delight." -Patti Callahan Henry, bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Love, friendship, and family find a home at the Printed Letter Bookshop
One of Madeline Cullen's happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline's heart toward her once-treasured aunt--and the now struggling bookshop left in her care.
While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter's two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls. When Madeline's professional life takes an unexpected turn, and when a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. She begins to envision a new path for herself and for her aunt's beloved shop--provided the women's best combined efforts are not too little, too late.
The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship.