This was a fun read full of interesting and, at times, comical characters. A pair of cousins (from different ends of the globe) inherit an old, dilapidated bookstore from a distance uncle. Both struggling, or should I say running, from obstacles and people in their past, they set out to see if they can make a go of this new business thrown in their laps. There is no great mystery to be solved in this book, no "gotcha" moments, no real villian or entrancing love story ... just an enjoyable story with employees you grow to love and appreciate, especially the old fart that everyone thinks is interested only in antiquated books. I love books about books and I enjoyed the creative characters and the motivation they had to share their love of books with others. It made me want to just go and sit in a bookstore for a while with a great book and a large cup of coffee. There is something about the solitude of a bookstore, much like a library, and this story created some real visuals on what a mid 1900's dusty, dark wood, not your "Barnes and Noble" bookstore must feel and look like. I will carry that image with me for some time.
I received this book free of charge for an honest review.