Happy National Book Lover’s Day! Ok, I am technically a day late on this one, but I was deep in the throes of depression yesterday and missed it. So let’s just extend National Book Lover’s Day to two days! Isn’t it National Book Lover’s Day every day for a reader?
So, to celebrate, I thought it’d be fun to put together a list of books all about finding love in a bookshop. If you enjoy long, romantic walks through bookstore aisles, this is the list for you. Head to your local bookstore this week and see if you find love! At the very least, you’re sure to find true love in a book.
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan: Nina moves from the city to a sleepy village where she takes pleasure in matching readers with the perfect books while also searching for her own happy ending in this atmospheric, heartwarming story.
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George: In a floating bookstore along the Seine, Jean Perdu finds the perfect book to heal his customer’s heartbreak but it’s his own heartbreak that he must heal in this romantic story with well-drawn characters.
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley: In this romantic, warm story. Rachel and Henry find their way back to each other while working in an old bookstore filled with love letters and secrets.
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry: Filled with likable characters, this is an amusing, upbeat tale following Emilia as she struggles to hold onto her family’s bookshop and find a way to overcome her grief.
Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey: A young woman working at her family’s bookstore is determined to make the store succeed when she discovers that her crush works at the competing chain in this character-driven, “You’ve Got Mail”-esque story for teens.
The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser: A humorous, upbeat story following Thea as she inherits a quaint cottage and falls for a gruff bookshop owner in Scotland.
The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs: In the wake of a tragedy, Natalie quits her job to run her late mother’s bookstore and hires a hunky contractor to perform repairs in this engaging, lighthearted read.
The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson: In this heartfelt, character-driven story, Miranda inherits a failing bookstore from her uncle and finds that he’s left her a final scavenger hunt that holds secrets to the past.
Much Ado About you by Samantha Young: Evangeline takes a leap of faith and goes on vacation to England to run a bookshop where she is swept into the lives of the villagers and meets a gorgeous farmer in this fun, comedic romance.
Eighty Days to Elsewhere by K.C. Dyer: An amusing, atmospheric tale following Romy as she attempts to save her uncle’s bookstore by applying for a job with a travel company that recreates literary journeys.
Recommended for You by Laura Silverman: In this richly detailed, snappy story Shoshanna and Jake enter into an intense competition when their boss promises a holiday bonus to whoever sells the most books.
The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland: Loveday Cardew is happiest with books instead of people but finds her world changed by the arrivals of a poet, a lover, and three deliveries that reveal someone has found out about her past in this moving, engaging novel.
The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin: In this sweet, heartwarming tale, Sarah Smith embarks on a bookshop swap with a friend in Paris and commits to making her dream of a Parisian happily-ever-after come true.
If you’re dreaming of finding love in a bookshop, maybe one of these books can give you some ideas. And be sure to let me know if they work!