- File Size: 604 KB
- Print Length: 271 pages
- Publisher: Amy Stewart (July 1, 2009)
- Publication Date: July 1, 2009
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002FU6LYC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,239 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Last Bookstore In America Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
Stewart has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other newspapers and magazines, and has appeared frequently on National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, and--just once--on TLC's Cake Boss. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticulture Society's Book Award, and an International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Award.
Top Customer Reviews
Also because our daughter graduated three years ago from Humboldt State University in contiguous Arcata, I am familiar with Eureka, its Old Town, and the waterfront. I love the North Coast culture.
Amazingly, as a writing professor and lover of books and bookstores, I found no plot line, character development, or local description that I would recommend Amy Stewart to change before final publication.
I'm putting this on all amazonian.com's required reading list. Read it now!
I was disappointed however with the editing. It was quite jarring in places how many spelling and grammatical errors were in this manuscript. Do e-books not get edited for this kind of thing?
I would recommend this as a fun romp of a read. I will NEVER give up books and I think most readers -- however much they love there e-readers -- feel the same way. No Gizmos for us.
|Length: 5:54 Mins|
This was a cracking good read. As a Kindle owner, I was fascinated by the premise - a world with a Kindle-like device which is so great it obliterates the printed book, and nobody's disappointed about it, either. Against this backdrop, Lewis and Emily inherit one of the last five bookstores in America from Lewis' eccentric Uncle Sy, and they travel to sleepy Humboldt County, CA to check out this romantic relic of a bookstore. The story takes some unexpected directions from there.
The book itself was beautifully crafted - I loved the characters, the setting and details were so easy to imagine, and the writing was witty and full of personality. On the Kindle, you can highlight your favorite parts, and I found myself highlighting every other page through the entire book - there were so many gorgeous snippets of perfect writing throughout.
If you're a fan of Amy's non-fiction about gardening and the outdoor world, you are going to love this book. There's some of the best garden writing and imagery in this book that I have read anywhere, and the rest of the book was so full of liveliness and personality that you're sure to love it as much as I did.
And once you finish, join the discussion at Amy's site by doing an internet search for Last Bookstore in America.
If you haven't been up here, you might not know that kids come up here to go to college, first time away from home, and start wearing tie dye, woven shorts and birkenstocks. Within a week, they are stumping for the legalization of Hemp.They mean cannabis, of course, but they say hemp. 4 years later, with an education they head for Silicon Valley for the big tech money..and have forgotten about Hemp.
This wonderful book takes a look at the rapidly changing technology (Gizmos) and of course Nile.com...and extrapolates the end of Dead Tree Books, therefore the end of bookstores.
An 'out of it' couple go to Eureka to claim a bookstore the husband's Uncle Sy left him in a hard to find will. This couple may as well have lived on the moon..they have missed the eccentricity of San Francisco which is not far from where they were living. Protected by their condo walls and high end jobs, they have no idea of any other way of life.
I won't give away the plot. If you don't know that marijuana is California's largest cash crop, and Humboldt county the largest growing area, and that getting a medical card here to buy legally grown pot takes 5 minutes, you may not 'get' this book. Every now and then our very own state leaders try to decide if marijuana should be legalized to pay off the state debt. So far, it hasn't happened.
The couple learns that the falling apart bookstore is making a million plus $ a year, and give up plans to go back to their feathered nest in San Jose. Greedy? Well who wouldn't be? They begin living out of the cash register and never see what is really going on.
The rest of the story is in the book.
Don't let your sensibilities decide..OMG this is about POT!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have loved books my whole life. But I stopped going to the library 4-5 years ago when I bought a tablet. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Rebecca Richardson
What a fun.read! I was delighted and laughed through most of it.Published 21 days ago by "Rara" Whitney
If you love books, you will find this novel very enchanting. I was pleasantly surprised at how entertaining this tale was. Lots of fun characters and an interesting plot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
What an enjoyable, quirky read. Interesting characters and a few unexpected plot twists. I have enjoyed the author's non fiction works and will look forward to other fiction she... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kim Sullivan
Read a chapter a day until the neighbors become yours. You will long to know what happens to the young couple who inherent the bookstore from an uncle.Published 1 month ago by Annie Fitzpatrick
I actually found the book comical and sad at the same time. There is a quirky mystery and as it unravels, the reader may think they have the solution. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The whole premise of the 2 new owners being so absolutely clueless was hard to buy. I didn't particularly care for any of the main characters and I thought the whole idea of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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