Books About Books

Books about books.  Is there anything better?  We might be biased, but we don’t think so!  A little romance, mystery, family drama, magic, and history.  Something for everyone.

The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak
When Autumn returns to her hometown, she runs into a previous boyfriend, and old feelings resurface. But should she hold out hope for the return of her missing husband? Also on Hoopla.



Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
When a bookshop patron dies by suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind. Also on Hoopla.



Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
After a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at the titular bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret. Also on Hoopla


The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler
A pregnant young woman finds unexpected salvation while working in a quirky used bookstore in Manhattan after her boyfriend dumps her. Also on Hoopla.

Murder in an Irish Bookshop by Carlene O’Connor
The grand opening of a new bookstore in the County Cork Irish village of Kilbane becomes the closing chapter of an author’s life-and a whodunit that tests even Garda Siobhán O’Sullivan’s deductive reasoning. Also on Hoopla.

A Deadly Chapter by Essie Lang
Mayhem knocks right on bookseller and sleuth Shelby Cox’s waterside door when she finds a body lodged between the side of her houseboat and the dock, his skull shattered. Also on Hoopla.


The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin
Through the blackouts and air raids of the London Blitz, Grace continues running her bookshop, discovering a newfound comfort in the power of words and storytelling that unites her community in ways she never imagined. Also on Hoopla.

The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser
Desperate to turn a new page, Thea Mottram heads to the Scottish coast and finds herself locked in a battle of wills with an infuriatingly aloof bookseller. Also on Hoopla.



Murder By Page One by Olivia Matthews
Marvey, a librarian, has moved from Brooklyn to a quirky small town in Georgia. At times, her new life in the South still feels strange … and that’s before the discovery of the dead body in the bookstore.



The Bookseller’s Secret by Michelle Gable
1942: When a mysterious French officer insists that she has a story to tell, Nancy must decide if picking up the pen again and revealing all is worth the price she might be forced to pay. 2022: Heywood Hill is abuzz with the hunt for a lost wartime manuscript written by Nancy Mitford. Also on Hoopla.

Murder by the Bookend by Laura Gail Black
When the local library’s Director of Antique Books is found dead with his head bashed in by vintage glass bookends, antiquarian bookseller Jenna Quinn launches her own investigation before the culprit writes another killer ending. Also on Hoopla.

The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan
When she is out of a job just in time for the holidays, Carmen, with little cash and few options, is forced to move in with her perfect sister where she takes a job at a book store that desperately needs her help and helps her in return.

Little Bookshop of Murder by Maggie Blackburn
After Summer’s mother Hildy dies from an apparent heart attack, Summer finds a note in Hildy’s bookshop reading “Sell the bookstore or die.” Summer and her Aunt Agatha screw their courage to the sticking place and start sleuthing, with the help of Hildy’s beloved book club. Also on Hoopla.

The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin
When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity for a job exchange with her Parisian friend Sophie, saying yes is a no-brainer, but her expectations cool faster than her café au lait soon after she lands in the City of Light–she’s a fish out of water in Paris. Also on Hoopla.

Love, Death & Rare Books by Robert Hellenga
When the combination of the internet and inner-city rent forces the family bookshop to close, Gabe Johnson decides to risk everything he has and reopen the shop–and, in a sense restart his life–in a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan. Also on Hoopla.

Camino Winds by John Grisham
Just as Bruce Cable’s Bay Books is preparing for the return of bestselling author Mercer Mann, Hurricane Leo veers from its predicted course and heads straight for the island, but one victim’s injuries suggest that the storm wasn’t the cause of his death. Also on Hoopla.

The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs
Natalie Harper feels she must sell the bookshop she’s inherited to pay for her grandfather’s care, but he refuses to acquiesce, and renovation of the store and its studio apartment push her life in a whole new direction. Also on Hoopla.


Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter
For years, Sophie put aside her dreams of opening a bookshop to care for her siblings. Now it’s time for her to follow her own pursuits, but a sister’s wedding reunites her with her high school sweetheart – who had left her without a backward glance. Also on Hoopla.

A Bookshop in Berlin by Francoise Frenkel
In 1921, Françoise Frenkel, a Jewish woman from Poland, opens Berlin’s first French-language bookshop. But Frenkel’s bookshop is destroyed on Kristallnacht, and she flees to Paris. With invading German Nazis forcing her to run from one safe house to the next, Frenkel survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her.

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
After her long-lost uncle Billy dies, leaving her his bookshop, Miranda finds clues that he has hidden for her inside novels on the store’s shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Also on Hoopla.