Love doesn't always go by the book Ardent and Idealistic, Esme Garland has arrived in Manhattan with a scholarship to study art history at Columbia University. When she falls in love with New York blue-blood Mitchell van Leuven, with his penchant for all things erotic, life seems to be clear sailing, until a thin blue line signals stormy times ahead. Before she has a chance to tell Mitchell about her pregnancy, he abruptly declares their sex life is as exciting as a cup of tea, and ends it all. Stubbornly determined to master everything from Degas to diapers, Esme starts work at a small West Side bookstore to make ends meet. The Owl is a shabby all-day, all-night haven for a colorful crew of characters, such as handsome and taciturn guitar player Luke and George, the owner, who lives on spirulina shakes and idealism. The Owl becomes a nexus of good in a difficult world for Esme-but will it be enough to sustain her when Mitchell, glittering with charm and danger, comes back on the scene? The Bookstore is a celebration of books, of the shops where they are sold, and of the people who work, read, and live in them. The Bookstore is also a story about emotional discovery, the complex choices we all face, and the accidental inspirations that make a life worth the reading.
Someone stole the key to the Black Cat Bookstore! Lucky for the store's owner, Mr. Brown, his clever cat, Cobweb, is on the case. Cobweb has a plan to scare the burglar away, and the ghost who lives in the bookstore is happy to help. There's only one problem-the burglar doesn't believe in ghosts. But maybe he'll change his mind once he meets the special ghost who lives in the Black Cat Bookstore.
Mr. Brown sells ghost books in his bookstore. But mice are scaring away the customers! Mr. Brown tells his cat to catch the mice, but she has other plans. After all, a ghost bookstore should be scary. Of course, it will be even more scary when it has its own ghost . . .
The unique lives of bookstores across America are captured in words and original oil paintings in this loving tribute to booksellers and bibliophiles. For decades, publisher Gibbs M. Smith visited bookstores across the United States. Inspired by the unique personality and ambiance of these community cultural hubs, he made oil paintings of these bookstores to feature on the covers of his publishing company’s catalogue each season. The Art of the Bookstore collects sixty-eight of these paintings, pairing them with quotes, essays and remembrances about bookselling—a pursuit that is often more art than science—from Smith as well as other industry veterans. This volume captures the unique atmosphere of iconic bookshops including New York City’s Strand Bookstore, Washington, D.C.’s Politics & Prose, and L.A.’s Book Soup.
Valentine's Day is coming, and Mr. Brown's bookstore is so busy that he decides to hire someone to help out. Miss Button is perfect for the job. She loves books, she loves cats, and she even understands the special ghost in Mr. Brown's bookstore. There's only one problem. Mr. Brown and Miss Button like one another, but they're both too shy to say so! Fortunately, Cobweb the cat is there to help make sure that everyone has a happy Valentine's Day in this charming follow-up to The Bookstore Ghost and The Bookstore Burglar.
Successful and celebrated entrepreneur Rajvir leads a lonely and monotonous life. Breaking out of the routine one day, he stops at a bookstore and finds a handwritten note in a book. This letter leads him to a series of other similar letters, and finally, to the person who writes them. The letter-writer, discovers Rajvir, is a young woman, though her identity is a mystery. He soon begins a virtual relationship with her, via chat and mail. Rajvir hits upon a new business idea from his interactions with her. Enter Taashvi, who he ropes in as a partner in the new business. Rajvir and the letter-writer relive their childhood as they converse about everything they love—music, books, the neuroscience behind music, relationships, psychology, etc. As their friendship deepens, Rajvir learns to feel safe again, to be vulnerable, to be open. As Rajvir transforms, Taashvi becomes his new friend. Soon they too discover each other, deepening the friendship between them. In the process, Taashvi inspires Rajvir to explore beyond what he has worked before. Between Taashvi and the letter-writer, who will Rajvir choose? Does he get to meet the stranger behind the letters? Will the girl’s bitter past affect their relationship? Will Rajvir’s story have a happy ending? A delightful and light read, Handwritten letters in the bookstore… enlivens, even as it defines a relationship that has an old world charm with music as its leitmotif.
"A page-turner with a deep heart."—Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Summer How do you start a new chapter of your life when you haven’t closed the book on the previous one? Eighteen months ago, Autumn Divac’s husband went missing. Her desperate search has yielded no answers, and she can’t imagine moving forward without him. But for the sake of their two teenage children, she has to try. Autumn takes her kids home for the summer to the charming beachside town where she was raised. She seeks comfort working alongside her mother and aunt at their bookshop, only to learn that her daughter is facing a huge life change and her mother has been hiding a terrible secret for years. And when she runs into the boy who stole her heart in high school, old feelings start to bubble up again. Is she free to love him, or should she hold out hope for her husband’s return? She can only trust her heart…and hope it won’t lead her astray. "A heart-tugging romance. Readers are sure to be sucked in.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review Don’t miss Brenda Novak’s latest book, When I Found You!
Discovering she is pregnant after her boyfriend dumps her, a young British student in New York takes on a part-time job at a shabby, used book store and finds salvation among the colorful characters who work and shop there. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Any author can get their book listed in an online catalog. But what if you want more? What if you want to rise above the digital masses and be relevant to booksellers and librarians? In today's digital age of publishing, it's easy to get your book listed on major retail and library sites around the world. But what about: * Attracting the attention of the curators of these sales channels? * Succeeding in getting some of these channels to highlight, spotlight, and promote your book to their customers or patrons? * Having a bookstore or library actually order and stock your print book * Being invited to either host or participate in a live event in a bookstore or library * Standing out as a talented and relevant professional or subject matter expert All of these things take a bit more effort than the average creative person is willing to invest. But that's where you come in; because this type of success is reserved for the truly dedicated author like you. With the right amount of foresight, preparation, effort, and determination, you can rise above the digital slush to a place where you and your book can stand out to exactly the right people. This book walks you through all that you need to know in order to leverage the tools available for successfully working with both bookstores and libraries. It is derived from the author's three decades of experience in the book industry as a writer, an editor, a bookseller, and a publishing industry representative. If you want to leverage insights into the systems and logistics associated with print, eBook and audiobook distribution to retailers and libraries, to maximize your availability in these formats as well as your overall sales and earnings, then this is the book for you. An Author's Guide to Working with Bookstores and Libraries is a no-BS overview of the publishing industry, bookstores and libraries. It outlines the basics of what authors need to know when navigating their way through the complex print, eBook and distribution options available to authors. Whether you are traditionally published or self-published, this book provides guidance and insights to help you maximize your sales, your earnings, and your author brand.
Lt. Col. Elliott Stone of the U.S. Army, long associated with the Defense Intelligence Agency, observes what he believes to be a suspicious handover of a document while browsing in a bookstore located in an old section of Berlin. Curious, he lingers in the vicinity long enough to observe a second person perform the same indirect handover, where a document is slipped under the inside flap of a book jacket and the book returned to the shelves. Now, thoroughly suspicious, he snatches the document from its hiding place, leaves the bookstore, then finds himself suddenly and violently attacked on the street as he heads for home. After reading the document he alerts Colonel Appleton, Military Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin and Director of a secret NATO Planning Center located nearby, to the likelihood an attempt is being made to obtain highly secret intel from the Center by an unknown espionage organization.Elliott Stone is charged with assembling a small team of Delta Force operatives to assist in uncovering the elaborate espionage operation, dismantling it, then pursuing leads that will hopefully result in discovering who was behind it. The fast moving plot takes place primarily in Berlin, but towards the end the action shifts to Warsaw, Poland, then to a breakaway enclave of Moldova in eastern Europe where Elliott Stone’s mission reaches a dramatic climax.
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A bundle of books #1 (THE WITCHING PLACE: A FATAL FOLIO), #2 (THE WITCHING PLACE: MURDER BY MANUSCRIPT), and #3 (THE WITCHING PLACE: A PERILOUS PAGE) in Sophie Loves’s Curious Bookstore cozy mystery series. This bundle offers books one, two, and three in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In THE WITCHING PLACE: A FATAL FOLIO (Book #1), when Alexis Blair, 29, is fired from her book publishing job and breaks up with her boyfriend on the same day, she wonders if life is urging her to make a fresh start. She decides it’s time to pursue her lifelong dream of opening a bookstore of her own—even if that means leaving Boston and accepting a job in a curious bookstore in a small seaside town an hour away. But the odd shop, Alexis soon learns, is from more than just a rare, occult bookstore. Something strange is going on in the shop’s secret back room, with its eccentric owner, and in the small town itself. And when a dead body appears, Alexis, with her beloved newfound cat, may find herself right in the middle of it all. In THE WITCHING PLACE: MURDER BY MANUSCRIPT (Book #2), when Alexis is dispatched to scout out some books in an estate sale in a gothic mansion, she finds something she does not expect: one book is incredibly rare, the only one of its kind in existence, worth millions of dollars. She also soon finds something else she does not expect: a dead body. Thrust in the middle of the crime, will Alexis be able to clear her name? And will she discover the mystery at the heart of her very own store? In THE WITCHING PLACE: A PERILOUS PAGE (Book #3), a cryptic visitor comes into town, looking for a rare book, and willing to pay anything. But when he ends up dead, Alexis wonders: was the price too high? And did Alexis’s mysterious store owner have anything to do with it? A page-turning cozy, rife with the supernatural, mystery, secrets and love—and centered around a small town as odd and endearing as its shop—A CURIOUS BOOKSTORE will make you fall in love and keep you laughing out loud as you turn pages late into the night. Books #4-#5 are also available!