Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Books with Bookstore Owners

I'm still focusing on things I love to find in books.  Last week it was books with librarians and today I'm thinking about books about bookstore owners (or employees).  Some of these I've already read and enjoyed and some are just high on my TBR.

1.  Jill Gardner in the Tourist Trap Mysteries Series by Lynn Cahoon - I absolutely love this series by Lynn Cahoon about Jill, her aunt who helps manage the store and all the rest of the residents of South Cove.  I especially love that Jill regularly spends quite a bit of time reading.

2.  Madeline Cullen in The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay - This was one of my favorite books of 2019 with a surprise inheritance with some serious issues.  I loved the book and the characters.

3.  Charlie Rae Warren in  A Book Barn Mysteries by Kym Roberts - I read one book in this series about a bookstore in an old barn complete with pet armadillo.  It was fun with a solid mystery and I really need to go back and catch up.

4.  Aubrey Wellington in Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis - I enjoyed this series and this book though I did have some issues with this one.  I did love just how passionate Aubrey was about books and opening a bookstore.

5.  Clare Brewster in The Next Always by Nora Roberts - I loved this book and Clare is one of my favorite Nora Roberts characters.  Her bookstore is one that I wish existed in real life. 

6.  Clara Quinn in A Raven's Nest Bookstore Mysteries by Allison Kingsley - I've had this book sitting on my shelf for ages and it sounds great!  The victim is killed by an Edgar Allan Poe bust so that's pretty fantastic.

7.  Daria Pettisone in A Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries by Ali Brandon - This series involves an inherited bookshop.  I love inherited bookshops because there's always some hijinks and growing pains.

8.  Sara in The Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald - This has been on my TBR since it first came out but I still haven't read it.  It sounds wonderful and I love the sound of the community.

9.  Nina Hill in The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman - I actually own this one on audio and have heard some fantastic reviews on it so I can't wait to listen to it.

10. Janet Marsh in Highland Bookshop Mysteries by Molly McRae - This series is about a bookstore in Scotland.  So of course it needs to be read.

What books involving bookstores do you love?


  1. The only Tourist Trap book I've read is Murder On Wheels and I loved it so I don't know why I didn't read more. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill has been on my list for a while.

  2. My ex best friends wedding by Wendy Wax has a bookstore owner in it. I don't want to say more and risk spoiling the plot it was my number two favorite summer read last year.

  3. I loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin! 🙌🙌🙌

  4. I had no idea that Jill Shalvis had a character that owned a bookstore. I do love books set in a bookstore!

  5. I love cozies with this theme. You gave some great examples. I especially like the Lynn Cahoon and Ali Brandon series. Both are excellent.

  6. I like this theme too. Thanks for the list.

  7. Nodding my head at a number of these. Always love something set in a bookstore.

  8. Most of these I'm not familiar with but I have read a few of the Book Barn mysteries. Fun post!

  9. My mind is a blank for books with bookstores yet I know I've read quite a few! My mind can be like a black hole for retaining information!