Christopher Morley

The Haunted Bookshop

“This shop is haunted” reads the sign on the front of the bookshop; not by the ghost of a person from the past, but by the ghosts of all great literature which haunt all libraries and bookstores.
The owner of the bookshop is so focused on his books that he cannot see the unusual things that are going on in his shop. It takes a young advertising salesman who is seeking new business and the daughter of a rich client who has been sent to earn a living for herself in the bookshop to discover the plot that’s brewing amongst the bookshelves.
The Haunted Bookshop is a gentle mystery story which is full of wonderful literary references. It is set in the aftermath of the First World War before the Paris Peace Conference took place in an age where the “Lost and Found” columns are the place to look for significant information.
219 printed pages

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    Giada Rocchishared an impression4 months ago
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    Ottimo libro, molto entusiasmante

    b2023412870shared an impression4 months ago

    Kind of boring, but worth the read if you're looking for older books to get interested in. Not the best thing if read, and I mostly just like how !any references to other parks there were. The ending was weird, but understandable all the same

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    b2023412870has quoted4 months ago
    On some skylight far overhead he could hear the rain drumming; but otherwise the place was completely silent, peopled only (so it seemed) by the gurgitating whorls of smoke and the bright profile of the essay reader.
    b0560660975has quoted3 years ago
    I don’t want to sell it, because it is one of the greatest treasures I own. But if anyone will guarantee to read all three volumes, and let them sink into his mind, I’m willing to lend them.
    If enough thoughtful Germans had read The Dynasts before July, 1914, there would have been no war.
    b0560660975has quoted3 years ago
    Thomas Hardy’s The Dynasts. I

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