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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING EMILY MORTIMER, BILL NIGHY, AND PATRICIA CLARKSON
Short-listed for the Booker Prize
"A beautiful book, a perfect little gem." — BBC Kaleidoscope
"A marvelously piercing fiction." —
Times Literary Supplement
In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop — the only bookshop — in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn't always a town that wants one.
This new edition features an introduction by David Nicholls, author of One Day.


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Publisher: HMH Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 11, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780547524771
  • Release date: June 11, 2013

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780547524771
  • File size: 2314 KB
  • Release date: June 11, 2013

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Kindle Book
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Fiction Literature

Languages

English

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING EMILY MORTIMER, BILL NIGHY, AND PATRICIA CLARKSON
Short-listed for the Booker Prize
"A beautiful book, a perfect little gem." — BBC Kaleidoscope
"A marvelously piercing fiction." —
Times Literary Supplement
In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop — the only bookshop — in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn't always a town that wants one.
This new edition features an introduction by David Nicholls, author of One Day.


Expand title description text