In honor of California Bookstore Day, we thought we would make a display of some of our favorite fictional bookstores – that is to say, novels in which an invented bookstore plays an important part.
So what we have is:
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Stone
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Dr. Ebenezer’s Book and Liquor Store by Gerald Rosen
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
Parnassus on Wheels and The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone
Can you suggest any others?