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

by Robin Sloan | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1250037751 Global Overview for this book
Registered by dancing-dog of Cordova, Tennessee USA on 2/22/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Sunday, February 22, 2015
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything—instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele’s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.

Journal Entry 2 by dancing-dog at Cordova, Tennessee USA on Monday, February 23, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (2/23/2015 UTC) at Cordova, Tennessee USA


mailed to a friend for her birthday

Journal Entry 3 by zosime at Marshfield, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Thank you so much for the birthday book! I've been wanting this one since I saw it in one of our Best Of swaps.

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