Thursday 30 September 2021

The bookshop of yesterdays by Amy Meyerson

Format: 368 pages, Hardcover

Published: June 12, 2018 by Park Row



Miranda inherits a bookstore from her uncle. These days that is just sad, bookstores are not doing well, and this one is one of those. And he also leaves her with a treasure hunt for the past.

So much I would like to discuss but spoilers.

Like, just tell the truth!

Omg, her uncle was an ass!

Damn, I can't say anything more than that. I would have been upset.

I did like it, I wanted the truth of things.

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.


  1. Could be interesting. Hopefully she makes a go of the bookstore though!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

    1. I do love bookstores, but they sure had not changed how they did business. She shakes things up

  2. Glad to hear you enjoyed despite the uncle being an ass. I want to know what he did, lol. :)

    1. I get why, but still, no chance for forgiveness now

  3. It would be nice to own a bookstore if business was good.

  4. I read this and now can't remember how it went! :(

  5. AH yes spoilers are a difficult thing

  6. I'm curious what his ghosting her was all about. And, I do love bookstore settings.



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