Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

Robin Sloan


A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times e-book Prize for First Fiction, named a top e-book of the yr through NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle

The nice Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon clear of existence as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour book place. yet after a couple of days at the activity, Clay discovers that the shop is extra curious than both its identify or its gnomic proprietor may perhaps recommend. the purchasers are few, they usually by no means appear to purchase anything―instead, they "check out" huge, vague volumes from unusual corners of the shop. Suspicious, Clay engineers an research of the clientele's habit, looking aid from his variously gifted associates. but if they create their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they notice the bookstore's secrets and techniques expand a long way past its partitions. Rendered with impossible to resist brio and astonishing intelligence, Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is precisely what it seems like: an institution you'll want to input and should by no means are looking to leave.

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