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The Last Bookstore In America by [Stewart, Amy]
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Product Details

  • 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
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,975 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I welcomed the discomfort of the cognitive dissonance of reading "The Last Bookstore in America" on my Kindle. It made the novel even more delightful! Although the Gizmo seems a real possibility in the near future, I had never intellectually pursued its logical end result. I feel strangely compelled to defend my e-book ownership: Since June, the 60 Kindle books I've read are not swaying in dangerous 4-to-5-foot towers in front of the eight floor-to-ceiling bookcases in our house.

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!
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I have just about finished reading this very funny "book" on my Kindle -- how ironic. I must say that the premise and the story itself was thought provoking. I thought the character development was charming and I grew to like being in the company of most of these people right away.
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.
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***EDIT: The video shares some parts of the premise that you may consider spoilers, though these plot points are revealed within the first couple chapters of the book, and the author herself discusses these elements of the book in The New York Times. If you want to be fully surprised, don't watch the video. But I had read all about the book before picking it up, and knowing more about it actually increased my level of excitement about reading it. The written review below contains no hints beyond what is in the synopsis above.***

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.
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For those of us who love to read and love our eReaders (I have two, one of them being a Kindle the other being another brand), the title of this book is totally captivating. When I read the product description, I had to purchase it and the price was definitely right to take a chance on an author I was unfamiliar with.

The premise of the story is that a new technological device has come along - the Gizmo - that does everything. It's a phone, an MP3-type device and an eReader all combined into one handy gadget. The comparisons to Amazon's own Kindle are obvious but with even more capability than just reading books. Everyone in America has one of these handy dandy devices and just what does that mean for the bookstores selling traditional, paper books? In our narrative, that means the demise of the bookshop and they are slowing closing with only a handful remaining. Throughout the novel, they close one by one until only "The Firebreathing Dragon" remains. How has it managed to not only stay open but make a tidy profit along the way, providing the financial support for the owner and two employees? We find out when the owner dies and passes along not the bookstore and his home to his long-lost nephew. The nephew and his wife come to Eureka, California to see what's what and discover a town filled with interesting characters and a culture vastly different than the one they left behind in the big city. Should they give up the fast-paced lifestyle which has left them in debt up to their ears to continue running the quirky bookstore or should they sell and take the money? Just how much is the bookstore making and how are they making anything in this out-of-the-way hamlet? All these questions and more get answered.
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