A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading.Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda's twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda's life. She doesn't hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy--and one final scavenger hunt.When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books--now as its owner--she finds clues that Billy 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. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy's last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a j...
|Title||:||The Bookshop of Yesterdays|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Bookshop of Yesterdays Reviews
The Bookshop of Yesterday’s has a lovely cover of a pile of books on the cover so that is what drew me in right away! Miranda was always close to her Uncle Billy growing up until one day he just stopped showing up. Then one day he dies and she finds out all kinds of secrets about his life. Miranda inherits Uncle Billy’s bookshop and the apartment above it. Uncle Billy had always enjoyed hiding clues for Miranda to find. She had more clues to track down after his death. I really enjoyed this book ...more
3.5 Miranda Brooks adored her Uncle Billie. Anytime he spent time with her they had so much fun, treasure hunt ts, clues to follow, and his bookstore Prosperos where she loved spending time. Then on her 12thb birthday something happens between her mom and Billie. She would not see him again, but on his death she found d he left her his bookstore, a letter and clues to follow. Billie's story was not the joyous one she had always envisioned.
I enjoyed this, bookstore, clues left in beloved books, ...more
This novel was a dark horse for me. I requested it from NetGalley because I wanted a small respite from the more noir/darker mysteries that I've been reading lately. I expected it to be much fluffier than it was. THE BOOKSHOP OF YESTERDAYS is a lovely, smart novel that followed a young woman's journey to fulfill her purpose in life, and how we don't always know where that path will take us. After the death of her uncle, Miranda follows clues in an epic literary scavenger hunt to discover more ab ...more
Easily worthy of 4.78 stars!! Let's round it up to a nice round 5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
As I have read an advanced reader copy, I do not want to give away too much information. But, I want to go on record stating that The Bookshop of Yesterdays is destined to be one of this summer's great read! Amy Meyerson introduces us to very relatable characters who must navigate through love, loss, friendship and, of course, family drama. Through the heroine, Miranda Brooks, Meyerson asks us to consider how we defin ...more
Books about books are just mesmerizing. Even if they're not particularly amazing, something about the premise always seems so magical, yet comfortable...like you're greeting an old friend. And even though The Bookshop of Yesterdays didn't wow me, it was still a little bit like this.
The Good: Again, the premise is amazing! I love books about books, particularly when there is a bookstore or library at its forefront. Prospero Books seems like it would be an awesome bookstore to visit. You have used ...more
A memorable debut that reads like a love song to books and the people that adore them. Amy Meyerson blends family drama and a cast of characters so smoothly that I found this book really difficult to put down.
Miranda Brooks is a middle school history teacher, living in Philadelphia with her teacher boyfriend, when she receives a startling phone call from California telling her that her beloved Uncle Billy has died. A man that she hasn't seen in sixteen years. Miranda soon discovers that she has ...more
Miranda inherits a bookshop from an uncle she hasn't seen for 16 years. Before that time they used to be close and she never understood what had happened to change that. The book starts off very well, but halfway the story it loses energy. Some of the characters are very selfish and annoying. Still overall I enjoyed reading this book and I'm glad I did.