A powerfully romantic, vivid tale, The Little Paris Bookshop is the story of a floating bookstore, unlikely shipmates, and an unforgettable love.
In this delightful novel, the right book can treat most any ailment. Read The Little Paris Bookshop, and I guarantee you'll feel revived. Recommended By Moses M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.”
Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.
After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.
Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.
“[A] bona fide international hit.” New York Times Book Review
“The settings are ideal for a summer-romance read…. Who can resist floating on a barge through France surrounded by books, wine, love, and great conversation?” Christian Science Monitor
"If you're looking to be charmed right out of your own life for a few hours, sit down with this wise and winsome novel.... Everything happens just as you want it to...from poignant moments to crystalline insights in exactly the right measure." Oprah.com
About the Author
Nina George works as a journalist, writer, and storytelling teacher. She writes science thrillers, novels, feature articles, short stories, and columns. The Little Paris Bookshop spent over a year on bestseller lists in Germany, and was a bestseller in Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands. George is married to the writer Jens J. Kramer and lives in Hamburg and in Brittany, France.