A Novel Bookstore

A Novel Bookstore

by Laurence Cossé, Alison Anderson

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Overview

A Europa classic about love, deceit, Paris, and books!

Ivan and Francesca decide to open a bookstore devoted solely to good literature and their love of books. Frustrated by the glut of mediocre books printed every month and envisioning a true literary paradise, they offer a selection of literary masterpieces chosen by a top-secret committee of like-minded literary connoisseurs.

To their amazement, after only a few months, their vision proves popular. Very popular. Tucked away in a corner of Paris, the bookstore quickly becomes a haven for bibliophiles. Indeed, it becomes so successful that the great majority of Parisian readers are now buying their books only at Ivan and Francesca’s store, and other stores in the city are starting to change how they order and display books too. Now big publishing’s powerful elite are desperately trying to adapt their business model to the demand for quality above all else. As the store’s success grows, venomous comments begin circulating online and the owners, and their selection committee, become the target of vicious editorials and threats.

A Novel Bookstore blends book love and bookstore love with a brilliantly conceived and entertaining mystery and is a delight for readers of all tastes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609459161
Publisher: Europa Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/31/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 1,170,818
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born in 1950 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Laurence Cossé is a critic, novelist, playwright and journalist. She has reported for Radio France and the newspaper Le Quotidien de Paris and interviewed such luminaries as Andrei Tarkovsky and Jorge Luis Borges. Cossé is the author of the satirical thriller, The Corner of the Veil (Scribner), and several historical novels including the bestselling Prime Minister's Woman. A Novel Bookstore is her ninth novel. She lives in France. 

Alison Anderson's translations for Europa Editions include novels by Sélim Nassib, Amélie Nothomb, and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. She is the translator of The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Europa, 2008) and The Life of the Elves (Europa, 2016) by Muriel Barbery.

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