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The Bookshop of Yesterdays

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 journey where she meets people from Billy's past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda's mother has kept hidden--and the terrible secret that tore her family apart.Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. It's a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become....

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The Bookshop of Yesterdays Reviews

  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ

    📚📚📚📚 Four Bookish Stars!

    A book about books and a bookshop? Yes please! I thought this was brilliant. The mystery has enough time to bulid and you can't stop turning the pages until you find out what it is. The ending is a surprising one and I loved all the scavenger-hunt games, not to mention all the wonderful book references too. The only thing I didn't like (not really 😁) I kept stopping to look up all the amazing book suggestions! What an marvelous debut.

  • Cindy Burnett

    The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a tribute to independent book stores and the impact of those stores on individuals and the community. As the novel opens, Miranda Brooks inherits a struggling bookstore, Prospero Books, from her estranged uncle. When she was young, he would create elaborate scavenger hunts for her to solve. After his death, she discovers that he has left her one last hunt which she endeavors to solve while trying to save the faltering store. The book’s message of the importance of c ...more

  • Cathrine ☯️

    3.75 ☕ ☕ ☕

    I won this ARC which publishes June 12 in a Goodreads giveaway. Yay!

    My thanks to Harper Collins and the author.

    Lately there is a trend in novels with bookshop in the title. At this point I’m surprised we haven’t seen one titled The Girl In The Bookshop. We all know why this is occurring—they know right where to point that bright red laser light. Did someone say the B word? 💥‼

    You want to know if it lives up to the word hype. The author teaches in the writing department at USC and it

  • Kara Hansen

    3.5 stars. I received this book from NetGalley and Park Row in exchange for an honest review. The premise of this book sounded so intriguing: small, quaint bookstore that has been inherited by a young woman, Miranda Brooks. As a young girl, Miranda made many visits to Prospero Books in the company of her beloved uncle, Billy Silver. He would make finding books and learning about them through scavenger hunts at the store. A family rift occurs and Billy's visits stop abruptly. Now, sixteen years a ...more

  • Elyse

    A FEW SET UP DETAILS BUT NO SPOILERS.... THIS BOOK IS AS DELICIOUS AS HOMEMADE PEACH ICE CREAM!...with mystery-literary clues sprinkled on top!!!

    “Every family has its unspoken stories. Billy was ours. It didn’t matter whether or not it was sad”.

    Miranda grew up in Southern California as an only child. Her mother tells her that she was named after one of the main characters in Shakespeare’s play ‘The Tempest’. Miranda, the daughter of Prospero, was her mother’s favorite female literary character

  • Tiaras Bücherzimmer


    Miranda und ihr Onkel Billy hatten schon immer ein sehr inniges Verhältnis. In den Ferien war sie oft in seiner Buchhandlung, er hat ihr viel vorgelesen und hat ihr schon immer gerne Rätsel aufgegeben.

    Doch eines Tages, nach einem schlimmen Streit mit ihrer Mutter, verschwindet Billy spurlos.

    16 Jahre später erfährt Miranda vom Tod ihres Onkels und dass er ihr die Buchhandlung vererbt hat. Dann erreicht sie auch noch ein neues Rätsel.....

    Meine Meinung:

    Mirandas Mutter hat um das Verschwinden

  • Zimes

    I received an advanced uncorrected copy from NetGalley for an honest review.

    The Bookshop of Yesterdays is about Miranda, a history teacher on the east coast who's estranged uncle dies and leaves her not only his bookstore in LA but also the clues to a family mystery. The premise is interesting enough and I am always a fan of books about books. My two main problems with this story are the characters and the 'mystery' Miranda is solving . Beyond Miranda and her mother's character (somewhat) they

  • Courtney Judy

    Bookshop of Yesterdays was a story I didn't want to see end. Twists and plot turns that I did NOT see coming, terrible accidents, love affairs, and BOOKS! A great story of perseverance, heartbreak, new love, old love, sibling rivalry, books, death, secrets, books, history, family, dedication, friendship, and did I mention books?! Such a fun, but at times heartbreaking, read. Would love to see this on the big screen, or even on stage.