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The Little Paris Bookshop


“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.

Title:The Little Paris Bookshop
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:392 pages

    The Little Paris Bookshop Reviews

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Apr 24, 2016

    ”Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It’s love from within.”People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be ...

  • Diane
    Dec 28, 2014

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly swee...

  • Elyse
    Sep 14, 2015

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once...

  • Megan
    Aug 19, 2015

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but wi...

  • Rebecca
    Feb 13, 2015

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled w...

  • Gail
    May 02, 2015

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished read...

  • Chris
    Dec 27, 2014

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish – one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room whe...

  • Margitte
    Sep 20, 2015

    The book started out with possibilities:There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"…My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor P...

  • Marianne
    Feb 16, 2015

    “To carry them within us – that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we’ve lost, th...

  • Mona
    Jan 07, 2015

    Bittersweet Gallic RomanceThis is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional.This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in...